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number Of votes. Furthermore, we intend that the most popular "team" shall play in a great drama 
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readily be seen that the winning female player may not belong to the same company as the winner of 
the male prize, and it might be Impossible to bring them together: heme, we may ha' the 

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member thai you may Net.- c>r child comedians, character pia- 

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Reitia Valdez 2 

Jane Fearnley 3 

Anna Q. Nilsson 4 

Clara Kimball Young 5 

Wallie Van 6 

Mabel Trunnelle 7 

Ethel Clayton 8 

Fred Mace 9 

Lamar Johnstone 10 

Edna Maison 11 


Dorothy Gish 12 

Pearl Sindelar 13 

Anita Stuart 14 

Barbara Tennant 15 

Frederick Church 16 

Romaine Fielding 17 

Carlyle Blackwell, Crane Wilbur, Arthur 
Johnson, Lottie Briscoe and Clara K. 
Young Cover design 


Thru the Storm Karl Schiller- 19 

A Thief of Hearts Janet Reid 29 

The Blinded Heart Emmett Campbell Hall 37 

The Witness to the Will Alexander Lowell 45 

The Wedding-Gown Norman Bruce 52 

Come Back to Erin Dorothy Donnell 59 

Into the Lion's Pit Gladys Hall 76 

Agnes Edwin M. La Roche 83 

(NOTE: These stories were written from photoplays supplied by Motion Picture 

manufacturers, and our writers claim no credit for title and plot. The name of the 
playwright is announced when known to us.) 


The New Photoplay House '. C. Leon Kelley 

ThC SlA^pfays be Censored?" J **» R ^ Wm. Sheaf e Chase \ 



Neg.: President Frank L. Dyer \ 

Don Quixote and the Windmills. Drawing by N. L. Collier 92 

What Improvement in Motion Pictures Is Needed Most? 93 

Musings of "The Photoplay Philosopher" 95 

Cupid, Cupid George Wildey 98 

Chats with the Players 99 

The Newsie's Reply , Oscar H. Roesner 164 

Popular Plays and Players 105 

Motion Pictures in England Charles R. Doran 109 

Getting the Right Stride Raymond L. Schrock 11 1 

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Drawing by Leslie Elhoff 112 

What They Were Doing a Few Years Ago '. Lester Sweyd 113 

On the Screen. Lilla B. N. Weston 114 

Greenroom Jottings 115 

Penographs 120 

Burdock Bones, the Baffler N. L. Collier 122 

Answers to Inquiries "The Answer Man" 125 

The Great Artist Contest 162 


Copyright, 1914, by The M. P. Publishing Co. in United States and Great Britain. 

Entered at the Brooklyn, N. Y., Post Office as second-class matter. 
Owned and published by The M. P. Publishing Co., a New York corporation, its 
office and principal place of business, No. 175 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

J. Stuart Blackton, President; E. V. Brewster, Sec.-Treas. Subscription, $1.50 a year 
in advance, including postage in the U. S., Cuba, Mexico and Philippines; in Canada, $2; 
in foreign countries, $2.50. Single copies, 15 cents, postage prepaid. Stamps accepted 
(one-cent stamps only). We do not want scenarios, stories and plots except when ordered by 
us; these should be sent to the Photoplay Clearing House (see advertisement). 

Subscribers must notify us at once of any change of address, giving both the old and 
the new address. 

„, . __ . Eugene V. Brewster, Managing Editor. 

Edwin M. La Roche, ^ C. W. Fryer, Staff Artist. 

iJorothy Donnell, ^Associate Editors. Guy L. Harrington, Circulation Manager. 

L.ladys Hall, J Frank Grisvvold Barry, Advertising Manager. 

Western, and New England Adv. Rep.: Pullen, Bryant & Fredricks Co., Chicago and Boston. 

THE MOTION PICTURE STORY MAGAZINE, 175 Duffield St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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After reading these stories, ask your theater manager to show you the films on the screen ! 

My Favorite Magazine 


The loftiest themes that thrill the human heart 
Have always graced its pages with fine art, 
Each graphic story lull in every part 

Most wondrous legends of long ages past. 
Of curious lore that held the child-folk fast. 
That turned to fact the action of their [Binds, 

In magic form upon the screen unwinds. 
Or humor quaint, or pathos keen, it holds. 
Nor falters once till aptly it unfolds. 

Presenting oft the charming, race-old theme. 

in which a woman's love must all redeem; 
Compelling instincts hind man's own heart fast 
Till love and home his dreaming years recast. 
I'seless the cry of mOSS-gTOWB pessimist : 

Returns do more a bygone day. l wist ; 

Ebbs OUt the old to join the Eon'fl mist. 

So. telling news of photoshow and Bcreen, 
The mission of my favorite magazine. 

'■outranks them ail." Bays Motion Picture fan: 
Renowned tToui Basl to West, it leads the van. 

Yet months are reckoned few since it began. 

Marked aspirations glow thru all Its * 
Ami answers by wise Answer Man arc terse; 
Gay Greenroom Jottings whisper many things 
And recent news of Playerdom outbrings; 
Zest gives the Photoplay Philosopher; 
Inspiring < ii.»t- with Players, pleasures stir: 
No* Picture Players' Gallerj the rage, 

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Vol VII 

No. 1 

Thru the Storm 


This story was written from the Scenario of F. F. MACE 

It seems as tho Time must have been 
created after Man; as tho Life 
must be the dial, not a blank, 
white circle arbitrarily marked off 
into mathematical spaces. Certainly, 
that one night was longer than any 
year of their lives ; so long that it left 
a faint, grayish shadow on Susie 's 
girl hair and chiseled lines in Andy 's 
face. They say drowning people live 
whole lifetimes in a moment. In those 
few hours of storm-wrestle and wild 
rain the wife lived over every kiss, 
every embrace, every tender word 
that he had given her in their Five 
Beautiful Years, with the fierce, 
merciless vividness of dead, never-to- 
be-repeated things. And he — well, he 
was a man, and it was a man's duty 
that called him thru the stumbling 
delirium of the storm. But he, too, 
had once or twice a lightning flash of 
visioning — of his wife's face as she 
had waved him good-by that afternoon 
from the station platform, a gallant, 
Madonna figure, holding their baby 
sweetly to her breast. Yet the day 
had prophesied no such night. 

' 'Oh, Andy!" Susie italicized. She 
glanced up from her absorbed handi- 


craft as the tall shadow blocked the 
door-light. " Listen, Andy, I believe 
I've got the hang of it." 

In the obedient silence a few halt- 
ing clicks from the telegraph key 
stammered a message. Susie's cheeks 
fired triumphantly, and the baby gave 
a loud, fatuous crow, looking at its 
father for applause. 

"Fine, old lady!" cried Andy, 
heartily. He flung aside his lineman 's 
outfit and strode across the small 
room, carrying her reward on his lips. 

"Did you understand what I 
said?" she persisted. 

1 ' 'Deed I did. ' ' His eyes twinkled. 
"But is that all you've learnt, Sue? 
Those three little words are mighty 
sweet, but I'll not allow you to tele- 
graph them to any one but me." 

"Silly!" Sue sprang to her feet 
in sudden housewifely haste. "I be- 
lieve I've forgotten dinner, Andy. 
Take Honey-Gal out of my way, and 
I '11 hurry things onto the table. Just 
the same, when we get telegraph 
service at Burton's Bend, you'll be 
glad you've got such an intelligent 
wife, sir." 

"When," sniffed Andy, pessimist- 
ically; "yes, when." 


but i'll not be allowing roc to telegraph them to 


Tlis wife paused in her bread-slic- 
ing, emphasizing her words with the 
point of the knife on the red-covered 
table. "Well gel it," she cried gal- 
lantly. " f ( iourse we will, Andy 
DdcMann. Isn't Honey-Gal going to 
college on the strength of thai job I 
Aren'1 we going to telegraph a porch 
on the house and a oew roof on the 
ell .' Why. we've just goi to gel it. 
that 's all. Maybe the Letter Ml come 
this wry afternoon. I 've L r <>t a t'< i «'l- 
ing in my bon< 

*• h \ rheumatism, I 'II wager, 91 
laughed Andy. "Donl fret, Susie; 
everj thing alwaj a comes <>nt all right, 

yon know, in the end. And. sa\ . 

rustle with thai grub, will yon. old 
ladj ; l goi t * take the car down the 
Line this afternoon. " 

'Thru I [one} < Lai and 1 'II go with 

yon. far as the station, and watch the 

I lastern come in. " Susie se1 the 

plates down stubbornly and drew up 

the chairs. "Sit down. deal', and 

Hut just you mark my words. Some- 
thing is going to happen, sure as you 
know." r.ut her radiant optimism 
did not warn her just what the some- 
thing was to be. 

The noon Eastern, screamii 
the rails an hour Later, paused a whiff 

or two of engine smoke at the tiny. 
wooden shack of Burton's Mend. As 
ii coughed pompously away again, a 
bored passenger or two, glancing up 
from stalo novels, caughl a glimps 
quivering, rebellious lips and stormy 
blue eyes. Then Susie thrust the 

letter hastily into an apn-n p. 
and w iped away visible * 

appointment <>n Honey-Gal's tlutT of 
hair. Andy, chug-chugging labori- 
ously toward them a moment 1. 
along the still vibrant rails, brought 
his handcar to a stop beside his 



family, tranquilly unaware that Fate 
had just preceded him. 

"I'll be home at lamplight/ ' he 
promised. "Here, kiss me good-by, 
old lady, and I'm off." 

If she could have glimpsed the dark 
hours that lay ahead of his careless 
words, what a kiss she would have 
given him! But the disappointment 
rankling in her apron pocket robbed 
her lips of enthusiasm. 

"Good-by, Andy," she said; "I'm 
going to make your kind of biscuit for 
supper, so be home on time. ' ' 

She reflected that it would be easier 
to tell him what the letter said after a 
third biscuit. "Poor Honey-Gal!" 
she mourned, over the puzzled baby. 
"So she cant go to college, after all. 
Andy said they'd never put in tele- 
graph service here, but I hoped so. 
Well, we'd better run home, baby, 
quick as you can say ' Jack Robinson, ■ 
for I've got a feeling in my bones it's 
going to rain. ' ' 

Rain! In five minutes Andy was 
so wet that he did not care. After 
that, he gave up craven notions of 
turning home and drove his tiny car 


on into the gray heart of the storm. 
The twin rails cut the distance ahead 
of him, twinkling the brighter for the 
wet. Overhead, his peering glance 
sought for possible trouble in the 
dark tangle of telegraph wires, plainly 
outlined against the leprous white 
clouds. But on either side the rain 
shut him in like gray curtains, in the 
uncanny isolation of the storm. It 
deadened sound, blanketed vision, 
clogged lashes, ears and the strange 
sixth sense in man that warns of peril 
lurking near. On he went, pausing 
once or twice to question the integrity 
of some wire strand, until the dusk 
and the storm together blotted out the 
world in a universal dinginess. The 
homeward trip was swifter, spurred 
on by the comfortable mental vision 
of the lamp-bright, love-lit homecom- 
ing that awaited him. He drove the 
car over the bridge, with the odd sen- 
sation of poising in space. Above, 
around, below, the white fog and the 
stealthy lisp of water; his sense of 
touch the one link that bound him to 
reality. And then, at last, the shanty 
where the car must be stored for the 
night, a gray blur on the background 




of neutralness. A 
storm is an aw- 
ful thin g. It 
s c □ <1 s in e n 'a 
thoughts homing, 
like frightened, 
I o n c 1 y pigeons 
lack to thei r 

nesl : it s.-ts laws 

loose for the tno- 

liirlit — 1 a W s of 

Nature and those 
man-made — fill- 
ing tlic gray, im- 
palpable, s li ;i (1 
owy world with 
creeping shapet 
of mystery or ill. 
Even t li c mosl 
practical of men, 
as And y was. 
feels his eonimon • 
sense adrifl on a 
sea of imagina- 
tion. He ran the 
ear into the 
shack, bolted the 
door and turned 

homewards, whis- 
tling damply in 

subdued, under-the-breath fashion. 
The curtain of rain swayed aboul 
his shoulders, revealing momentary 
flashes of tree-stumps or goblin-armed 

hushes, and underfoot the loose gravel 
ran ahead of his footsteps in showers 
down the steep path to the ravine. 

Suddenly he paused, straining ahead 

with eye and ear. Voices? And 
SUCfl voices, hoarse and menacing. 

muffled by the wisps of fog. 

"Hi tell }i'V it 's a go! ' mine, fellers. 
Aint a t rip she donl carry ten thon'. 
An' it 'a mini I 'r th' arskin'." A 

chuckle made a threal of the words. 

"Th' bridge's th' place Vi th' 
job," monotoned another. " 'Do's 

got th' soupl Vmi. Hill? Hall 

•• Now Boon's th' bloke wit ' th' car 

goes \>me, Well start- aint any too 


"Hid ' 

In the strained silence a pebble 

bounded, Binging, down the ravine; 

1 crunched warningly; a twig, 

somewhere i 
snapped 1 i k • 


Andy, w h i t e- 
faced, was feeling 

his way hack Dp 
the steep path to- 
ward the shark: 
the roar of blood 
in his ears 
d l- o w n «■ d t h e 
sound of his own 
incautious foot- 
steps. A w a r e 
only of the pa-^- 
i n g of precious 
m o m e n t s . he 
stumbled on. his 
thoughts out- 
racing him to the 
s h a <■ k and the 
car. T h e mail ! 
She would he due 
in an hour, and 
there was no wax- 
to warn her hut 
to get to the uexl 

station b e y o n d 
the b r i d «: e in 
t i m e. Tic 
ssed him hack, like clutching fin- 
gers, strangely like. It choked his 
nostrils like tierce hands, and then 
turned red beneath his puzzled, clos- 
ing ej e& 

"Haver h< into th' drink. 

boys — dead men cant peach. Aha! 
Now I'Y th' car." 

•'Susie !" the man moan 
1 [e beat the water with lax tin- 
tips. Bending ugly, v<-<\ Btreal 
the scummy gray. Was it a night- 
mare, this heavy weight upon his 
head, this sense of struggling thru 

painful eternities \^\' darkness to- 
ward the light I (Mi. kind Heaven I 

was there no light anywhere in all the 

world .' lie opened difficult lids. 

Straining thru the murk in a travail 

of returning 

train! He sohhed the words aloud. 

wrenching himself to Ids knees in the 
pool, groping for hand-hold on the 
slippery bank. Under his clawing 
fingers, the rain-loosened earth tore 



rottenly away. His breath came in 
hard gasps, choked with fruitless 
words. "Oh, dear God in Heaven — 
the train — Thou knowest — the — the 
train " 

Babbling his futile prayer, Andy 
dragged himself to the bank, nausea 
shaking him with the effort of the 
movement. The blood from his gashed 
forehead trickled into his eyes; the 
mud of his fall smeared him into an 
unearthly, goblin thing; but, at last, 
he was somehow at the top of the ra- 
vine and running, with ludicrous, 
sprawling lunges, toward the shack. 
Thru the mist, the doorway yawned 
agape on shattered hinges. The car 
was gone ! 

He swayed under the shock of re- 
alization. How long had he lain there 
like a log in the ravine? Was it too 
late? The rails led his thoughts out 
into the darkness, toward the bridge, 
where, at this very moment, the fast 
mail might be lying, a tortured 
cripple of steel and iron, below the 
traitor bridge; or, worse to think of 
still, it might be speeding on to its 
doom, unsuspecting. 


Out of the darkness along the rails 
came a clatter of grinding wheels, and 
the black bulk of a freight crawled 
into his vision, like a great, ugly slug, 
toiling painfully on its earthly er- 
rands along the path of a Pegasus. 
Andy drew a sudden breath thru 
quivering lips and felt, with the new 
hope, new courage flogging his sick 
body into false strength. There had 
been no wreck — yet. He plunged into 
the doorway of the shack and emerged 
with his lineman 's tools. 

Five moments later, the operator in 
the top of the telegraph tower at the 
junction, ten miles down the line, 
heard a faint clicking of his receiving- 
key and reached a bored hand for his 
pad and pencil. As his ears inter- 
preted the stammering sound, his 
fingers galvanized into life. He 
leaned forward, tense, watching the 
struggling key; then whirled about 
and bent above his own, clicking a 
message over and over so urgently 
that the sparks danced from the wires. 
At last the muscles of his face relaxed. 
He listened to the snap and crackle of 
his answer and, drawing a long breath 


of relief, rose from his stool, wiping 
the gray sweat from bis forehead, 

and went to the window, staring out 

into the maelstrom of the storm. 
With unabated vigor, the rain beal 

down from the close, sullen sky, and 
the wind, an insane, distant thing, 

moaned and shrilled across the sod- 
den world. In the heart of the storm. 
events were Bhaping swiftly. 

A gray faced woman benl above l 
sleeping baby in a Lamp-lit bedroom, 

trying to fashion her whirling dreads 

and conjectures into a prayer. 

At ;i crossing <>f the railroad and 

highway, in the thick blackness, arose 
a chorus of veils and curses and the 
crash of bodies 'm impact. The hand- 
car, with its evil freight, tottered on 
the rails. Blithered and rolled rack- 
ingly into the ditch, beside the wreck- 
age of ;i farm-wagon and a fren 
struggling horse. A red lantern, 
aging from the rear of the cart, 
■ sinister flickers over the chaos of 
aggling, swearing men. 


"Wol d'ye m,', 'lank rif 

runnin' us down 

"Who did til' runnin', I'd like t* 
know? Why wasn't yure blamed ear 
lighted, anyhow 
"Beal it*, you fellers! heat it I" 
"Land Bakes! what's in this can?" 
A match sputtered bluely in an un- 
certain hand. The oecupants of the 
handcar stayed only \'<^' a Stance; 
then, with wild yells o\ ten 
Off into the darki 

"Blame it I ih' match's gone out. 

Strike a glim, Hi.'' 

The red lantern BWUJQg ahove the 
can. held in a drunken g] asp. Four 

heads benl curiously down. Pour 

pairs of eyeballs stared at the lahel. 

POUT 1 ellS echoed. t\< 

thru the Qight Lefl alone, the coun- 
try man fumbled in his i with 

uncouth imprecations. A second 
match cracked into light above the 
painted word, " Dynamite!" then fell. 
wavering, into the top <'\' the can. 

Sobered, the man raised an arm. 

hurling the hissing menace away to 



the full strength of plow-trained 
muscles; then turned and fled from 
the scene, after his fellows, just as 
heaven and earth bellowed open in 
the fog. 

"This is the place, Flannigan." 
The man in blue uniform consulted a 
grimy telegraph blank by the flare of 
the fire-box. " 'Near Tracy's Bridge. 
Reported hold-up- — go slowly.' Get 
Reilley and a couple of lanterns and 
go ahead." 


"And, Flannigan, if everything's 
K, wave twice. If the bridge is 
down, once. I got t* set a signal in 
th' rear f 'r th' police special behind.' ' 

The sleeping passengers stirred un- 
easily at the jolt of stopping, fum- 
bling for watches and grumbling 
under their breath at the incon- 
venience of night travel. The rain 
beat against their cozy windows as 
they turned, stretched and sought 
sleep again, indefinably peevish at the 
night and storm. 


The engineer, peering anxiously 
thru his blurred pane, caught two 
flashes in the darkness and opened his 
throttle cautiously. As the great train 
lumbered ahead down the tracks, a 
dripping figure with drowned lantern 
climbed into the cab. 

"All safe," reported Flannigan, 
briefly, "but there's been queer work 
somewhere. A handcar in the ditch 
and a smashed wagon. Mebbe th' 
special '11 find out what 's wrong. ' ' 

A man who could have answered 
the puzzle lay sprawled across the 
tracks five miles farther on. From 
the tip of a telegraph pole beside him 
swayed two loose ends of wire. He 
had done his best, and better, and his 
usefulness, like that of the crippled 
wire, was over — for the time. So he 
lay, an inert puddle of clothes, with 
open, senseless eyes staring up at the 
ghastly sky, while the rails beneath 
his head sang, and, far thru the 
gloom, pricked the headlights of the 
mail. It was so Susie found him, as 
she stumbled thru the curtains of fog. 



"Andy — Andy I" shrieked the wife, 
above the Bprawling, staring thing. 

■• \.<n>k at me, boy — il 's Susie! Oh, 

Andy, you aren'1 dead, are you " 

she fell upon drenched knees beside 
him, with wild kisses on the wet, cold 
face. She beal impotently upon one 
outflung arm, begging him to look al 
her. Then she started, listening. A 
vibration ran along the steel toward 
her, louder than a noise, and the evil 

Susie's Voice sll U< 1< left'd nil llie W 

pleasurably. She held the beef-tea 
Bpoon susp inled. looking down ador- 
ingly al ili«' invalid. 

•• But I did learn it." And 
was iiuiseuliiiely matter-of-fact ' * I *ll 
bet there's five hoboes in jail 
this very minute that they'd finis 
this job." Iii> hand touched the 
bandage < n his head, 
what von sti oul of the win- 



eye of the headlight winked, leering, 
aboul the bend. Love steeled her 
slender arms to power, and she lifted 
the long, lax body as strongly as she 
might have I [oney-t tal. But when, a 
moment later, the great hulk of the 
mail shuddered to a stop, with hoarse, 
inquiring breaths of smoke, and 
friendly Faces bent above them in the 
yellow flare of the engine tires, there 
were two senseless figures beside the 
. Instead of one. 

*■< >h. Andy man, just supposing 
you hadn't learnt telegraphy!" 

dow | Do 1 gel my dinner, or donl I 
get il ."' 

•• You do not :" s one, 

"Andy -there are four men coming 
up the path. You lie still and look 
nice and pale and heroic, while I 

Bee what they want. Oh, Andy. 1 "w 

got a feeling in my bones " 

Outside the bedroom 
listened shamelessly Stray phi 
drifting solemnly oul on a tide of olfi- 
cial dignity, Bet \^v • . 

" 'Token of your presence 


she murmured 


guish graph agency- 



Oh, Honey-Gal!" She 
caught the wide-eyed in- 
fant to her in an ecstatic 
hug. "Oh, Honey-Gal, 
you're going to college, 
after all!" 

The murmur of words 
continued behind the 
closed door, with the 
somnolence of a babbling 
rill. But to Andy's wife, 
it was no murmur at all 
— the peans of praise for 
Andy sang, torrent-like, 
into her ears. 

She clasped her hands 
and waited. 

Then the delegation of 
solemn officials trooped 
out of Andy's room, with 
Andy following them. 

Andy sat down grog- 
gily, and, for one cruel 
instant, the pallor of his 
drawn skin and the 
dreamy look in his eyes 
brought a catch to her 

He reached over weakly 
and drew Honey-Gal to his lap, and, 
with officialdom gathering round 
them and making undignified efforts 
to unbend, the glad surge of happi- 
ness swept into Susie's heart. 


"College?" questioned Andy, into 
the toy ear behind the touseled hair; 
"I guess, little Honey-Gal, you can 
have your pick — honest! I'm not 


Picture Books 


When I was just a little lad 

How earnestly I used to pore 
O'er all the picture books that dad 

Spread for me on his study floor. 

And now that I am older grown, 
And somber texts my eyes should win, 

I find that still I have to own 
I like the books with pictures in. 

Time was when education came 
To only those who sought her out ; 

The books that brought their authors fame 
We idlers never knew about. 

But things 've changed, now children know 
The wondrous tales that Dickens wrote ; 

The story folks of long ago 

Before their happy visions float : 

The gorgeous history of old Rome; 

The sacred one of Palestine; 
The village where Christ had His home 

Before the world knew Him divine, 

And all the many stories laid 
Away on dark and dusty shelves, 

The movie actors now have made 
In pictures that explain themselves. 

The movies give us all that's best 

In literature, if we but look. 
For, in their great scenario quest, 

They've made the world a picture book 

And now that I'm a gray-haired man, 
My happiest hours are at the show, 

For I am still a picture fan. 
As in the days of long ago. 

Long while I've been seeking thru the nighttime :in<i the daytime. 
My young days, my strong days, my days of long ago, 

When mine were the treasures of the summertime and Wintertime — 
The old ways, the gold ways, ah, I have missed them 

Whitened is my hair with life's gladsomenese and sadsomei 
Dim have grown my keen eyes with the weeping many tears; 

Bui <e.d be thanked, I've found again the oh-so-long-lost ground again, 
The Queer place and the dear place where they store the bygone years. 

I've seen my boyhood's dreaming, the wondrous fairy gleaming 

Of fabled far-off places and of faces far away. 
I hold the key to Romance, which is every boy's and no man's, 

For the Old man is a young man at the Motion Picture play. 




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The wonders of the photoplay 

Are growing greater day by day ; 

Above the screens the hand of 
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That helps to keep the old world 



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1 VI Id a Bianca stamped her san- 
dal-shod, otherwise unclad, 
foot ; ' ' it is to the Pavilion du Bois I 
wish to go — to the Pavilion du Bois, in 
the Bois de Boulogne — comprenez?" 

Pierre was miserably silent; he 
felt the sadness of the irrevocable 
step and the ominous whisper of pre- 
monition. For the Pavilion was sure 
to be thronged with the people of his 
world — his set; perhaps the one per- 
son of all others would be among them 
— and Ida Bianca was decidedly not 
of that status. The lovely dancer was 
on every lip — the toast of all cafes — 
the one bright star in the theatrical 
firmament — but she was not to be in- 
troduced to one 's sister, one 's mother, 
or one's wife-to-be. It was Pierre's 
wife-to-be who stepped before his 
mental vision now and cautioned him 
by her distant loftiness of spirit. 

Ida Bianca stepped close to the 
irresolute youth. She was gossamer- 
clad; the pink of her lovely flesh 
gleamed, pearl-wise, thru her dancing- 
robe. Her eyes drooped, and a 
strange perfume assailed the nostrils 
— the perfume all Paris coveted, made 
exclusively for the favorite of the 
hour. Pierre caught his breath. He 

loved her, or, rather, his senses loved 
her. God who makest the feline, 
woman things, how they loved her ! 

"Mon cher," she purred in his ear, 
while one tapered hand curled like a 
crumpled flower-petal in his gripped 
palm, "cela est bien facheux — so sad, 
just be-cause la pauvre Ida is not ze 
lovely lady, you will not refuse her 

Pierre was wise enough. He knew 
quite well the cunning of her deliber- 
ate proximity; the subtlety of her 
artful, murmuring voice; the cold- 
bloodedness with which she was 
nestling to him in order to gain her 
end. He knew, but his senses rose and 
quelled his finer intelligence; his 
senses leaped to her touch and rioted 
at the nearness of her. He cursed 
them for their dominance of him, but 
he clasped her tremulously close. 

"Yes — I will take you, Ida," he 
breathed throatily ; ' ' you devil-woman 
— you knew that I would. ' ' 

"It is arranged, zen." Ida 
breathed the happy sigh of the child 
that has gained its desire. 

"Yes, it is settled." Pierre gath- 
ered up his hat and stick and strode 
toward the door. "Be ready at nine, 
cherie. ' * 



Out in the cool of the falling night 
the pulses throbbing in his temples 
abated, and his reason asserted it- 
self. There in the night waited his 

lady of Heart's High Worship— 
waited the cool, shrined maid of the 
level, gray eyes; the woman who, 
wise and woman-tender, had promised 
to be his wife. ITe knew that he 
loved her with all the fineness in him, 
with every breath he drew in his 
noblest moments, with the real, man- 
love Of him. lie knew that it was she 
to whom he turned in his aspirations 
and Btrivingfl for the better things; it 
was she whom he dreamed of cradling 

his children on her white breast; it 
WSJ she to whom lie knelt with sup- 

plicating, silenl prayer when, shamed 
and bruised of respect, lie came from 
the exotic presence of the dancer who 
had enslaved the baser self. 

They were the cynosure of all < 

as they entered the Pavilion do Bois 

late that evening. To come there with 

Bianca was to acknowledge the 

itence of a tic. ami Pierre knew 

thai to its most dire certainty. There 

■ BD rumors of his infatuation 

abroad, hut they had been only 
rumors; and. so long as he kept his 
liaison confined to the proper pi 
and did not flaunt it in the eyes of 
his world, no one had anything 
This was different This was bra- 
zenry. and the inhabitants of the 
clique within whose charmed circle 
Pierre do Brezeux had moved and 
where such as the l.ianca might n 
set foot, raised their penciled 
brows and Bcandalmongered glutton- 
ously. They craned their necks and 
wondered, breathL whether 

Marthe Rosay, Pierre's affianced wife, 

would appear. They had not to 1 
drv long. A slim figure, u 
gray — a queenly, light-poised figure, 
with an air of gentle, gracious dig- 
nity — entered, accompanied by her 

mother and father, and sat at the 

table only once removed from that 

where sat Pierre de i and his 

notorious inamorata, 

Pierre tasted of the wat the 

that night. Wormwood were the hor- 
ribly obvious charms o( the danoi 

he saw the dearer, rarer lun - 
Marthe fading forever beyond his 



reach. The room, with its crowds of 
eating, reveling people, with Ida 
Bianca, radiantly perfect, at his side, 
held only that gray-clad form, until 
it seemed to quiver, a cool, diapha- 
nous mist, before his blinded eyes, and 
chill him with an unearthly remote- 
ness. He wanted her ; he wanted her 
as a man dying of thirst wants the 
blessed cool of the waters. He wanted 
to be true to her, to live for her — for 
her alone. Yet the red flames were 
devouring him, working his destruc- 
tion, and the red flames met in the 
warm flesh of La Belle Bianca. 

As a man announces his own crime, 
the confession being unsolicited, so 
Pierre called on Marthe the following 
day, in order that he might learn the 
truth from her lips. He thought, as 
she greeted him, that she looked like 
some pale nun made saintly and 
spiritual by long years of fasting and 
all denials of the flesh. And he knew, 
with an anguished pang, that it was 
thru his sordid wrongdoing the 
purging had come. 

' ' I have come, Marthe, "he began 
humbly ; ' * I suppose it is to say good- 
by. ' ' He did not query ; he knew his 

"Yes, it is to say good-by, Pierre." 
The girl's voice was low, but it held 
the steady timbre of resolution, made 
firm by bitter waters. 

' ' There is nothing to say — I am not 
worth even an apology." Pierre 
spoke with the miserable despondency 
of one for whom Life has withdrawn 
her last effective charm. "Only" — 
Here he hesitated an instant and met 
the gray eyes of this lady of Heart's 
High Worship. They seemed to say : 
"Tell me!" and he rushed on heed- 
lessly — "only I must say, Marthe, 
absurd and incongruous tho it may 
seem — it is to you I give my heart's 
best love; it is to you I — I — pray — " 

"I cant say I understand, Pierre," 
the girl made answer. "I wish that 
I could. I think, perhaps, we women 
never will quite understand that. We 
give, or perhaps I should speak per- 
sonally and say I give, my love, and 
that means all of me, Pierre — heart 
and mind and soul — and all to the 

loved one, to keep thru all time. 
There could be no other, only the one ; 
there could be no further giving, be- 
cause I have given to the uttermost — 
there is no more. You are not made 
that way. Perhaps you cannot help 
it. How should I know? Why 
should I judge?" 

"You are made of angel stuff, 
Marthe," the man said. "I am the 
commonest clay, and, oh! I am not 
worthy your splendid gift." 

"No, you are not, Pierre," she re- 
turned sorrowfully. ' 'It is that which 
hurts the most — the fact that you are 
not worthy ; that I have given my one 
love to you, and you have trampled 
on it. Poor, bruised thing!" She 
smiled whimsically, yet her eyes held 
fathomless deeps of tears. Then she 
extended her hand in the swift little 
gesture of one who dismisses, yet 
would hold. % 

"This is good-by, mon ami," she 
said simply, "because you are you 
and I am I. ' ' 

Pierre touched the slim, white 
hand, and, as he pressed his lips to 
the white fingers, he left the tribute 
of a bitter tear. 

Because she was a woman, and a 
very clever one, Ida Bianca sensed 
the fact that it was she, not Pierre, 
who pursued the game of love most 
ardently. He acquiesced, because he 
was too weak to withstand the sub- 
tlety of her wiles, the potency of her 
sinuous allure; but once she should 
cease the chase, Pierre would go 
back — go back to his own class and the 
white lady at whom he had looked 
with such fathoms of despair in the 
Pavilion du Bois. The look had not 
been lost on Ida Bianca, nor the en- 
suing indifference on the homeward 
trip. She had known, then, that it 
was the gray-clad girl with the 
Madonna face to whom Pierre had 
given his heart's best. And the 
Bianca loved Pierre. Loved, that is, 
in her own peculiar conception of the 
word. She was primitive, as all true 
materialists are. She resorted now to 
primitive methods. 

Novita, a famous matador, was 




visitinpr the Parisian city, and the 
Bianca had met him at a supper re- 
cently given in her honor. He was a 
superb specimen of a man — one vi- 
branl of s 1 1 • « ■ n <_i 1 1 1 and suggestive of 
ferocity in his passions. He was 
material Bach as flic Bianca loved 
to manipulate. She used him 
now as a foil for Pierre. 

A foil was not the soi-t of plaything 
one mighl make of the fiery Spaniard, 
;imi. in her attempts to wlu-t Pierre's 
^lm_ r L'ish amativeness, [da Bianca 
roused the emotional nature of Nbvita, 

And Xovitii was not of the slutl' Pierre 

was made. Be, too, was primitive, 
and he was untamed, l !<■ wanted [da 
Bianca, and he wanted oothing else 
in .-ill the world. There was one other 
issue for Novita thai issue was 
I teath. For life meanl the Berpentine 
dancer, and life robbed of her would 
not be life a1 .-ill. [da was delighted. 
She had not hoped for bo effective a 
as ih'' actual passion of. the 
■. and Bhe played the game 
with U her accustomed aplomb. 


she and Pierre were dining to- 
gether one evening a week after the 
final rupture with Marthe. and Ida 
had received from the maitre d'hote] 
a blotted, impetuous scrawl from the 
fevered Novita. It begged of her one 
token of regard — some little irhost o\' 
a hope, a tiny touch from her hand — 

and Ida passed the note to Pi. 
with a lilting laugh. Pierre frowned 
Over the desperate appeal. He did not 

love Ida with a love of line fiber, but 
she belonged t<> him, and he resented 
the thought of another man daring to 

presume upon his property. 

Af the next table sat two friends 

who had been intimates in what they 
called "poor old Brezeux's better 

days." and they witnessed, with 

amusement, the passing i^' the note 

and the nirly BCOWl with which it was 

•■ pooi- old Pierre I" murmured our. 

with a backward glance, mayhap, at 

similar experience of his own 

life, when a tinsel damvr had held 
his heart balanced in one airy palm. 



"Ida delights in making the poor 
boy jealous/' the other said; then, 
with a shrug and a light laugh, 
"Diable! I wonder how many others 
the Bianca has played the same game 

Pierre heard the low-toned inter- 
change, and his head whirled. It was 
bad enough to be the acknowledged 
plaything of the equally acknowl- 
edged player, but to be pitied as her 
dupe was a little too far. 

"Ida," he whispered to her, 
hoarsely, "what do you say to a trip 
to Spain — a motor trip ? ' ' 

Ida hesitated. She weighed values 
carefully. She recalled the fact that 
Novita was to be in Madrid the next 
month. Paris was a bore just now. 
She would have Pierre to herself on 
the long trip, and at the end, when 
he should be more enslaved than ever 
and the memory of the gray-clad lady 
should have been banished from his 
heart — at this triumphant journey's 
end — there would be Novita. Surely, 
surely, the cool blood of the young 
Parisian would wake to a blue-tipped 

Ida had planned well. The trip 
wooed Pierre from the grating re- 
proach every avenue in Paris had held 
out to him. The Bianca was her 
most fascinating self. The country 
stretched mile upon mile of verdant 
undulation, and the waters were 
golden under the summer sun. Pierre 
was almost -happy. And then, one 
day, he knew that happiness was not 
for him — that he had bartered thrice- 
tested gold for the glitter of brass. 
Running out of casoline, and far from 
the next town, l heir chauffeur hailed 
a passing car, and the occupants of 
both machines alighted. It was 
Marthe who faced him there in the 
road, and her white face held only 
scorn. Swathed in her veils, the 
dancer watched the encounter with 
narrowed eyes, and Pierre felt that 
he had tasted the bitterest that could 
be offered. He knew that Marthe did 
not think the hailing of her car acci- 
dental. And he knew the humiliation 
to which her proud spirit was sub- 
jected. And then the cars passed on. 

In Madrid, he wrote her a penitent 
note, telling her how deeply he felt 
the accident of the meeting ; how more 
than gladly he would have averted the 
encounter ; how truly he was sorry. 
And the girl who had given to him all 
that she had to give, felt a little rush 
of warmth around her heart. His 
self-respect was not entirely dormant, 
at all events. Perhaps, some day, the 
old Pierre might return — the Pierre 
of the clear eyes and the steel-true 
soul — perhaps. Then she apostro- 
phized herself as a fool for daring to 
think the impossible and as a peasant 
soul for thus humbling herself. 

The journey's end had not quite 
the triumphant conclusion Ida had 
hoped for. Pierre had been distrait 
since the meeting with the white- 
faced girl, and Ida had begun to con- 
sider the game not quite worth the 
candle. After all, there were other 
fish in the sea — and there was Novita. 
Her pagan soul yearned secretly for 
the untamedness of his. What a 
splendid lover he might make — what 
a splendid love theirs might be! It 
would be as flame to water com- 
pared with the passive Frenchman at 
her side. 

Novita met them in Madrid, and 
that night, in the lobby of the hotel, 
he pleaded with the dancer to leave 
Pierre and seek true happiness with 

"What does he know of love, Ida?" 
he whispered fiercely. ' ' I — I can give 
you the flame from the hot suns of 
Spain — the essence of the wine of the 
grape. I can give you love, my 
Bianca, such a love as he has never 
dreamed of." 

Ida weighed values. La Belle 
Bianca would not be La Belle Bianca 
if she had not sensed the values of 
things. And she knew that the time 
for leaving Pierre was not yet ripe. 
That her passion for him was wan- 
ing, she was aware, but all the more 
surely could she torture him if the 
fire of her own love should die. 

But Novita knew no sense of values. 
He knew only Ida Bianca — and the 
oblivion of Death. To him there 



could be no alternative. And be 
wrote her a note and told her bo— told 
her thai it' she would come to him 
she should wear violets at the bull- 
fighl in which he was to take pari the 
following day ; if she appeared with- 
out them, then he would know that 
she meanl to deny his love, and he 
would end what had become torture 

on the hocus of llif hull. 

Perhaps it was Fate who inter- 
vened. Perhaps the gods thought 

pi.-adors and toreadors, Ida singled 

,,ut the splendid girth of Xovita. 
And six- knew that it was not her 

alone, hut the fickle ln-art of her that 

Singled out thi8 man as mat. — and 


Straighl and true his ight 

her. Looked a moment, then turned 
away; and Novita had received his 
death-warrant— received it without a 
murmur, without a contraction of the 
sphndid Frame; even with a 



thai [da Bianca had played the stakes 
of men's hearts sufficiently long. Per- 
haps God thoughi <>f the tiny thing 
her souL At any pate, chastening 
came, and it came thru the man she 

ha. I Used as foil Novita. the matador. 

Pierre received the Bealed note tell- 
ing Ida of the two alternatives, and. 
becaU8e his mind was not in sunny 

Madrid, he forgol to deliver it. 

l.l.i and Pierre were going to the 
hull fight. The amphitheater was 
crowded, and the throngs were cheer- 
and Bhouting with their usual ex- 
citable volubility, 'The parade ad- 
duced, ami. among the matadors, 

blessed relief thai the fever in his 
veins should 1>«' stilled at last. 

[da watched him breathlea 

shuddered at the charging bull, ti 

bled at the adroitness o\' the dod 

then came a terrible chaos. The most 
famous matador in Spain had hurled 
himself upon the horns of the infuri- 
ated beast There was a loud wail 
ing higher and ever higher; a mangled 
thing ^\' gore and moaning sounds; 
and La Bianca found herself in the 
t. propelled by Pierre, white- 
faced and Bhivering. Xovita was dead. 
Alone iu their hotel rooms. Ida 



"He is dead!' 7 she cried, and her 
beauty was contorted with strange 
passion, as if some sleeping depth had 
been stirred, at last, from a lifelong 
sleep. "He is dead — dead — and I 
loved him. Mon Dien, I loved him!" 

Pierre was helpless. The death of 
Novita was a horrible thing; this 
savage, raging regret, looking from 
the eyes of the Bianca, was worse. He 
sought for some word, 
some solace, and suddenly 
he bethought him of the 
letter. He had imagined it 
to be from Novita. Per- 
haps it held some word that 
would soften the cruel 
grief, or some gentler feel- 
ing might be aroused. 
Silently he handed it to 
her. There was a long 
silence. Pierre could not 
know, but the soul of Ida 
Bianca was awakened. 
Real love had touched her 
flesh and gone beneath. A 
man had died for her. Life 
was warm and glowing and 
safe and sure. Death was 
cold and still and irrev- 
ocable and unknown. And 
this man had gone into its 
depths for the love of her. 

She turned to Pierre, 
and Marthe herself could 
show no whiter face, no deeper an- 
guish. Then, cold and hard and 
smitten, hatred looked from her eyes. 

"I hate you," she said; "you sing 
of ice and snow — I hate you. Ze 
God in Heaven Himself cannot 
know how much ! Go away — away — 
and nevaire come again — you — you 

joy, that the release was final. Never 
again could Ida Bianca snare his 
spirit thru his senses; never again 
could he stoop from the heights to 
probe the depths. And after many 
months had come and gone, he met 
Marthe and told her so. And she was 
a woman, and she loved him. Be- 
cause of this, she knew her highest 
happiness in divine forgiveness, in 

"With the awakening of the Bianca 's 
soul had come the reviving spirit of 
the old Pierre. In her hate he read 
his release, and he knew, with a glad 


healing his hurt soul, in ministering 
to his need. 

"Marthe," he whispered to her, as 
they dined together the evening of 
their reuniting, ' ' do you know what I 
have called you always in my dreams ? 
— My Lady of Heart's High Wor- 

"And I, Pierre" — the girl looked 
at him with the eyes of the Madonna 
and the warmer light of the woman- 
love — "always I have called you — 



The Light 


Out of the darkness — the darkness of night — 
Pure and brilliant, splendidly bright, 
Embracing a thousand virtues, serene. 
Shines the true light — the light of the screen. 

Wiikn the Motion Picture was 
born, it was like all oewly- 
boni things — awkward and 
crude. A great field, a dream to be 
realized, hung upon the outcome of a 
wonderful little invention, and the 
invention Itself was not a certainty. 
That was why the Motion Picture and 
every relative branch connected with 
its manufacture and use were crude, 
and there was not a more crude 
branch than the exhibition of the pic- 
tures. This branch, the building, 
managing and developing of the 
photoplay house, began in the lowli- 
est of steps, to evolve into the most 
beautiful part of the whole industry 
— great as it now is. 

In those early days — not really so 
early, for the Motion Picture is still, 
we are frequently told, quite young — 
the exhibition of the pictures was a 

puzzle; a game played in a hundred 

different ways; a business based upon 
the ideas of each individual exhibitor. 
One man owned a projection machine 
and three thousand feet of film. 
which he carried from one town to 

another, exhibiting in old dancedialls, 

meeting-houses and churches. An- 
other man rented a store on the main 
Btreel of some small village — or, pos- 
sibly, it was in the very city itself — 

filled ii wiih chairs, built a flourish- 
ing cemenl or pressed-metal front, 
ami equipped it with a noisy, flicker- 
ing projection machine, onboothed 
and operated by the ticket-taker, still 

am>t aer man, more vent uresome. COn- 

Btructed a "theater" building for an 
exhibitor, making sure, however, that 
it could be easily broken up into 

BtoreS Bgaill Bhould his tenant meet 

with failure. Sometimes a pioneer 
photoplay was wedged into the bill at 
a big variety theater tor novelty. 
In short, the exhibition of the now 

ty Mlm was crude and awkward. 

I< upon cheap lines, in cheap 
- and accompanied by a cheap 

immendation of its patrons. 

And. recalling those days, we can- 

not, fail to see the marvelous chu 
which have occurred in the methods 
and places of exhibition. In 
small town or city where we may 

chance we can Bee the new theater, 
with its modern architecture, flashing 

electric displays and massive con- 
struction. We cannot escape the tale 
01 success about this or that exhibitor, 
relating how. with accumulated cap- 

ital. he abandoned the little show-in- 
the-store to tenant the new, spacious 
photoplay house. And in the big 
cities, too. The newly-built and 
under-construction photoplay Q0 
there are beginning to rival the thea- 
ters, the homes of the legitimott si 

It is just these new photoplay 
houses that are the marvel and reflec- 
tion of the Motion Picture industry. 
They are the proof of the progress 
made in the exhibition branch. 

The new photoplay house is luxu- 
rious. Its entrance gleams with lights 
and is of attractive design. Its 
.portals are guarded by polite, uni- 
formed men. Brass bars and neat 
siirns aid ami direct OUT convenience 

on entering. Inside, the murmur of 
a softly playing orchestra strikes OUT 
ears with pleasing effects. We sink 
into deep, plush scats at the advi 

another polite attendant. We con- 
front the magnificence o\' the interior, 

the rows o\' seats, the balconies, the 
boxes, the people, the high, vaulted 

ceilings. We see the screen, and how 

differenl it all is from the old show- 
in thc-store! How clear the charac- 
ters arc how distimt and true their 
actions ! I low like a r> <il theater I 

This. then, is the new photoplay 
hoiiso. A thousand ;ui. bone just BUCfa 

places of exhibition doh replace 
those formerly used for the orudi 
photoplays. The newer, finer kind of 
pictures deserve this luxury. Bvery 

Dew photoplay house built is a monu- 
ment erected to the pri ' the 
Motion Picture. 

From the Photoplay by the same author 


To one here and there, on whose 
birth an angel smiled, has been 
given the quality of perfect 
love, of passion burning with soft 
and clear white flame, unquenchable 
— giving all, yet asking in return 
but the privilege to shed its glow and 
perfume about the object of its 
adoration. Thus it was with her 
whom they had so fittingly called 
Rose, for, in truth, she was like one 
of the white roses that blossomed in 
the quaint old garden at her door, 
fragrant and very fair. For three 
years she had been the wife of Fred 
Lester, yet still there clung about 
her, subtle as the aroma of a tropic 
night, a sense of girlhood, a magic in- 
cense from the heart to which had 
been granted eternal youth, and 
which a poet would have heard in the 
soft tones of her voice, or a great 
painter would have seen in the depths 
of her dark eyes, even tho the years 
had silvered the locks now gleaming 
brown as the ripe chestnuts dropping 
from their bursting burrs. 

It was harvest-time, and the sun- 
shine, warmly amber, filled the Val- 
ley of the Mohawk with a gentle lan- 
guor. In the fields, the golden corn 
stood in ordered shocks. From the 
Id tree close beside the kitchen win- 


dow ripe apples were falling. Rose 
Lester dried the last of the dinner 
dishes and wiped her slim hands 
daintily. It was almost oppressively 
still, and there was a trace of weari- 
ness in the unconscious gesture with 
which she tucked neatly into place a 
tendril of hair that curled damply on 
her forehead. Her eyes, wandering 
inquiringly about the tidy room, 
rested upon a battered but shining 
tin box, and eyes and small mouth 
united in a little smile of happiness. 

" I '11 not wait until supper ; I '11 
show it to him now," she said, and 
took from the box a newly baked 
cake, the fruit of an hour snatched 
from the morning by extra speed in 
doing the hundred tasks that must 
be performed by a farmer's wife, 
even tho hands be daintily slen- 
der and hurrying feet childishly 
small. Taking the supper treat, she 
passed thru the cottage to the porch, 
where her husband was availing 
himself of the hour of rest which he 
allowed himself at noon. 

As always, when he could seize a 
few moments, Lester was deeply 
absorbed in the pages of a book, and 
did not raise his eyes at the sound 
of his wife's step. The girl stood re- 
garding him for a few moments, 



with the brooding light of the eternal 

mother in her glance. Thru she 
spoke, with a little, wistful i ■; 

f< Gue88 what I have made tor sup- 
per, dear .'" she coaxed. 

A slighl frown of impatience 
sprang to his face, but he did not look 

"Oh! I clout know," he replied in- 
differently, and turned a page. 

"Well, if you cant guess, look,* 
then.'' she insisted, and, reluctantly, 
he glanced away from his book. 

"A cake, I see," he commented, 
without interest, and turned again to 
his reading. 

With a slight drooping of the cor- 
ners of her small mouth, Rose set 
aside the dainty result of her labor. 
With timid caressing, she placed a 
hand upon his shoulder; then, as he 
took no notice, she playfully took the 
all-absorbing book from his hand. 

"Dont you ever wish to just talk 
to me. Fred?" she asked wistfully. 
"You read and read, all the time you 
are not in the fields. As soon as sup- 
per is over, you get your book and 
scarcely speak until bedtime. Cant 
we, at least, have the noon-hour just 
to love each other V* 

Lester rose, only half-concealing 
his annoyance. 

"It* you would read some, yourself, 

you would better appreciate the in- 
terest I take in books," he said coldly. 
'"It's time for me to get back to the 

fields," he added quickly, and hur- 
ried abrupt ly away. 

Rose stood for a brief moment 
watching him. no thought of resent- 
ing his gruffness entering into her 
love-filled heart, she even smiled a 
little, half in tenderness, half in 

"Read I When would 1 read.'" she 

thought. " And. besides." she added 

aloud, "there isn'1 a book on earth 
thai could give me the pleasure I find 

in doing BOmething, even the smallest 

thing, for you, beloved." 

For a little while the girl fell 

:i dreaming ; thru she roused with a 

of Belf reproof. 

My | l. ui l am wasting i ime. and 1 

it be actually doing something 

for him, instead of just thinking 
about it." she exclaimed, and hurried 
into the cottage. 

Lester, meanwhile, had made bis 
way toward the field where the corn 
was waiting his labor, but, with each 
step, his mood of unrest and irrita- 
tion seemed to increase ; the stir 
oppressed him; the golden sunshine 
seemed a mockery; he felt like a 
prisoner within the circle of the dis- 
tant hills that shut out from this 
fruitful valley of peace the clamor of 
a bustling world. He hated it. 
told himself, lie was weary of soul, 
his feet clogged by the dreary routine 
of his eventless life. lie yearned 
eagerly for the swift movement, the 
gay companions, the keen intel 
the beautiful, poised and self-reliant 
women with whom bis book-fed fancy 
peopled the cities beyond the hills. 
Lester was of that class from which 
the dreamers come, to have their 
dreams rudely shattered on the r 
of reality — fairly prosperous, still 
young, educated and well-read, but 
with superficial knowledge and no 
actual experience of life beyond his 
native valley. Suddenly be raised his 
eyes and looked into the frankly 
smiling face of the Strange Woman. 

Whence she came, what devious 
paths her feet had trod, or why she 
came to rest, like a weary bir 
sage, in this remote valley, onlj 

could have said, and of these things 
her carmined and always smiling lips 
never spoke. Mvvs was a somewhat 
hold beauty, insistent arlel 

poppy, and even as her lips smiled. 

her eyes were inscrutable, calcula- 
ting. Bui Lester saw only the smile, 
the air of Belf-COnfiden1 Inch 

lie vaguely realized would 
under whatever circumstances might 
strangely befall, and the garments 
which, even to his inexperi( 
spoke the magic word, "Pai 
Too much amazed for v 
mained dumb before her. 
' * I suppose I am trea 
course,' 1 the stranger remarked 

lightly : "one ah' 

Ing in the country, but my in- 
tent i do more criminal than to 


find a shady spot where I may read 
my book without having several in- 
terested natives peering over my 
shoulder in the hope that it is some- 
thing wicked. " 

She looked at him from eyes half- 
closed and smiled again. 

Suddenly Lester found himself 
strangely at ease. 

"Of course you are trespassing, ' ' 
he assured her, "but you will be en- 
tirely forgiven if you will permit me 
to assist in finding the delectable 
spot, free from the espionage of un- 
civilized natives, for which your 
spirit hungers. Sorry I cant provide 
a jug and loaf." 

She flashed him a glance of sur- 
prise and approval. 

"You are good," she drawled. 

"No, only self-seeking," he assured 
her. "You see, I may get the chance 
denied the other savages." 

She held out the book. 

"Why, I, also, am reading this," 
he exclaimed eagerly. "Let's see — 
I was at page one hundred and six- 


teen when I was interrupted." A 
slight frown of retrospective annoy- 
ance creased his forehead. 

"Really? I am a few pages ahead 
of you, I believe, but I wouldn't 
mind going back if you are good at 

reading aloud " Her glance was 

of provocative invitation. 

"Best thing I do," Lester re- 
sponded, and was subconsciously 
astonished at his self-possessed ease. 
An hour ago, he would have thought 
it quite beyond the bounds of possi- 
bility for him to banter flippant 
speech with a "woman of the world." 
"Simply shows I was right — I am 
being smothered," he thought. 
Aloud, he said : 

"Come on, then; let's find that 
woodland bower." 

Thruout the sultry afternoon Rose 
had busied herself about the cottage, 
stealing only a few moments, when 
the overflowing tenderness of her 
nature imperatively demanded some 
expression, to fondle the kitten and 
dog that came in eager response to 



her <-all. Suddenly sin- paused in her 


"He has ool seemed bo b1 rong of 
[ate ; perhaps he is tired and thirsty. 
I'll take him a pitcher of fresh, 
warm milk." she decided, and hur- 
ried to the barnyard to carry out the 
first necessity of her plan. \\*v cow. 

sedately chewing its cud, r\r<| Rose 

in mild surprise at the untimeli 
of this performance, bul the slim 
little hands soon coaxed the compli- 
ance of the beast, and from the milk- 
ing-pai] the pitcher, was filled foam- 
ingly. Then Rose hurried off toward 
the fields. 

"Oh, there he is!" Rose whispered 
to herself, as she neared the ranks of 
shocked corn, and, as always when 
she came to him, her heart swelled 
with tenderness. Suddenly she 
stopped, with a little gasp of amaze- 
ment. Lester was not alone. With a 
Peeling of physical sickness. Rose 
noted the bold beauty, the handsome 
garments and the easy poise of the 
woman to whom Lester was Bpeaking 
in so animated and familiar a man- 
ner. The woman turned away, 
paused and said smilingly : 

"You will want a name to call me 
by when we meet again. Well, mine 
is Florine." Then she threw him a 
kiss and strolled away. 

For a few moments Lester watched 
her admiringly; then, with an air of 

buoyanl cheerfulness, strode ac 
the field toward his neglected corn. 
With grave, troubled eyes ami a dull 
ache in her breast, Rose retraced the 

path she had come. 

'" It- it hurts so." she moaned 
softly, "but if it will make him 
happy. I must not mind, or let him 
know I know." 

Nor did the girl, in the days that 

follow.. I. for one moment allow her 
husband to suspe.-t that she kn< 

what all the oeighbors knew. This 

was. perhaps, the most cruel part of 

it nil. for lo>sr had, for all her gentle- 

a high, whit.- pride, and she 

knrw h..w spit, fnl gossip played with 

husband's name, his and the 

tnge Woman 'a Once, indeed. 

farmfoli came to her, under guise 

of pity and friendship, and her spirit 
flared up in haughty an. Idly 

she hade them begone. What her hus- 
band chose not to tell her. if. indeed, 
what they said was true, she would 
not hear from other- lips. Bu1 when. 
outraged at her hardness, the women 

had gone, the girl wept bitter 

Even in her wish to be the more 
tender and Loving, R inknow- 

ingly driving Lester from her. In the 

frame of mind to which he had ■ 
her caresses but irritated him, her 
- cloyed. With pathetic earnest- 

. she strove to do still mor. 
him in little, intimate ways of which 
he never knew: to wash his gar- 
ments, to prepare for him the food he 
liked besl the dishes of which now. 
alas : went frequently ontasted. T 
thing? Acre to her a p joy. 

One afternoon, when the valley 
seemed fairly brimming with the 
amber air and golden sunshine, this 
impulse came to her as she was 
gathering the apples that had fallen 
from the old tree beside her kitchen 
window, and, with a happy little 
smile, she selected a dozen oi the 
finest and set out for the fieh 
For a while Rose failed to \oc 

Lester, as he was hidden by the corn, 

but, at Length, she cam.- suddenly 
upon him. and she felt her heart 
strain to breaking in her breast, fer- 
tile Strange Woman was with him. 
and it did not need the interpretation 

of love for her to read the meaning 

of the look upon his face. They did 

not observe her. for the stacked corn 

shielded her. and for a little time she 

remained, still and helpless in her 

pain. Theii words came plainly to 

her ears, 
'This is good-by, Freddy," the 

Strange Woman said. and. curiously, 
there was a tremor in her vm 

"Good bj I Why V- Lester de- 

"Because I am going away— to- 
night Playtime is over." 

" But but I cant let you go !" he 

cried, in alm< 

•Why. what would I do without \ 
For ihe first time in my life I'vr had 
some one to whom I could talk, some 



one who thinks and knows and has 
lived. And, besides — why, I love 

A curious light came into the 
Strange "Woman's face. 

"Dear boy," she said slowly, "this 
has all been«very well, and perhaps I 
have helped you to pass away the time 
more or less agreeably, but — you dont 
know what you are talking about 
when you say you love me. You 
couldn 't, really, you know ; not if you 
have any adequate idea of what I 
have been and am." Her voice was 
queerly wistful. 

"I'm no fool, and not a child," he 
said sullenly. "I know — and I want 
you with me. And I will not give 
you up." 

"Yet I must go. So, if- " 

"Yes," he shouted in sudden 
frenzy — "that's it. I'm going with 

Then he crushed her, unresisting, 
in his arms. A moment after, she 
freed herself. 

* ' I must go — my trunks are not yet 
packed. I will take the evening train 
for the city," she said, and, without 
another word, turned and hurried 
away. He also swung off, with 
nervous, rapid strides, and neither 


saw the girl, drooping, almost dying, 
near where they had stood. 

Unconsciously, the hand that 
grasped her little apron unclasped, 
and, unheeded, the scarlet apples 
rolled at her feet. 

"Make me strong, dear God, for 
just a little while!" she whispered, 
and then, lest he should reach the 
cottage and, not rinding her, suspect 
that she knew, she choked back the 
gasping sobs and fled swiftly from 
the fields. 

When, later, Lester did, in fact, 
reach the cottage, he approached with 
caution and peered thru the kitchen 
window. Rose was busily preparing 
the evening meal. Furtively, he 
stole round the house, entered by the 
front door and ascended to his bed- 
room, where, with feverish haste, he 
threw into a satchel a few articles of 
clothing, concealing the satchel under 
the bed. Then, after changing his 
working-clothes for the suit he ordi- 
narily wore into the near-by town, he 
descended to the kitchen. Rose, he 
observed, was also dressed to go out, 
and the girl caught the question in 
his glance. 

"I — they expect me at the church 
fair," she said. 



Lester barely concealed his gratifi- 
cation. At least he would not have to 

steal away like a thief. 
11 1 am going out myself," he lied, 

"to Bee ;i < ,( >ni buj '•''-" 

Shortly after, Rose went upstairs. 

to put on her hat, she told him. Tho 

she had gives QO sign, she had hoard 
him enter the house, knew that he 
never took so long to change his 
clothing, and now, quite with cer- 
tainty, she looked for and soon found 
the "hidden and packed suit- 
Swil'tlv she opened it and. with a feel- 



ing of almost maternal pity, Tinted 

how poor and unwise had been his 

selection of garments. Rapidly she 
replaced them with others and. tho 
Bcalding tears blinded her, wrote and 
placed with the things a hastily 
scrawled message, and returned the 
satchel to its hiding-pla< 

"He niusi be, he shall be, happy!" 
si wanted, and. in the strength of 
her ' v.-. found means to clear from 

her «• all trace of grief and tears 

and to return, smiling, to where he 

••Shall i go with you .' " he asked, 
hut Rose shook her head. 

"No, it- is out of your way. and you 
know J am never afraid. I think I 

will go now. (iood-hy. my dear,' 1 

said and. taking his faee between her 

hands, kist him oikt and was gone. 

With a sigh of relief, heater hastened 

to secure his snitcase and se1 out for 
the railway station. Crouched beside 
the road. Rose saw him pass; then 
slowly returned to the silent cottage. 
Wearily, she climbed the stairs, 
reached the chamber that had I 
his and, sinking upon her k> 
hui ied her face in the covers of his 

"Make him happy, oh, very happy, 
please, dear God!" she sobbed, over 
and over, until, at last, the Blender 
form ceased its convulsive shud 
and was very still. 

In a fierce glow of excitement, 
Lester reached the railway station, to 
find that Plorine had arrived before 


"So, you came." she greeted him. 
and her eyes glowed softly. 

"Yes. J have come." he answered. 
and as this seemed to mean all that 
words COUld express, to sum up life 
and all its circumstances, he said no 


"Very well, then." she responded, 
and her mood grew brighter, "dust 
put this troublesome small package in 

your grip fur me." 

Under the uncertain light of a i 

tion lamp he opened the suit.-ax«> and. 

with a sudden chill, realised that it 

w;is not a- he had packed it that he 

dow found if . With trembling hand, 

he secured and opened the little note. 
Startled a1 the strangeness o\' his 
pression, the Estrange Woman looked 

Over his shoulder. 

Tn a childish, unformed hand. half- 
Hotted by tears, they read together: 

IVvki Bl Hi r« are your winter 11a- 
and thick BOCkS. Pal them on I 
'if || M or .l.onn. 1 SI 

havenM finished jronr new b1 

f , I hope you %x ill be 
happy. Rose, 



Dazed, Lester turned in mute ques- 
tioning. On the Strange Woman's 
face was a look infinitely sweet, and 
deep in the heart she had thought 
hardened to all the world there stirred 
the half-savage, wholly tender emo- 
tions of the eternal mother that 
always live, tho they may sleep, in the 
breasts of womenkind. 

"She — why, she must be only a 
child ! ' ' she whispered. 

"Yes, a child," he answered dully. 

In a sudden blaze of fury the 
Strange Woman turned upon him. 

"A child, who loves you like that, 
and you would leave her? Why, in 
all the world there can be no other so 
despicable, so mean, so lacking in all 
that goes to make a man. Go back, 
tho you crawl on bleeding knees across 
a thousand leagues of broken flints, 
and beg that you may kiss the hem of 
her garment and thereby be honored ! 
Go back, and, if she will forgive you, 
thank your God to your dying day 
that so unworthy a thing as you — so 
little a soul — are the object of such a 
love! Go!" 

"You are right — I am going back 
— and beg forgiveness," he muttered, 
and, without a word of farewell, 
stumbled blindly away. 

Florine stooped and picked up the 
glove which he had let fall from his 
hand. Convulsively, she pressed it 
to her lips. 

"And I thought that, at last, to 
me had come a love which I might 
cherish," she murmured brokenly; 
then, with a disdainful laugh, tossed 
the glove from her. A little further 
along the platform, a gorgeously ap- 
pareled drummer stood and eyed her 
with obvious appreciation. As he 
caught her glance, he strolled for- 

"Well, how do I size up to you, 
little one?" he challenged. 

"Pretty good, all right, old kid/' 
Florine responded, in easy accept- 
ance, and, with her carmined lips 
alone, smiled. 

Swiftly Lester followed the roads 
and paths that led back to the cot- 
tage. Once only he paused and 
raised his hands in humble appeal 

toward the arch of the star-studded 

"()h, God, make me worthy of her 
love! I have been a fool, with 
blinded heart, but now I see and 
realize!" So he prayed, and then 
went on. 

At last he came to the cottage and 
smelled the fragrance of the white 
roses in the little garden — and for the 
first time he realized how truly she 
was like a white rose — and, finally, 
treading softly and with tightening 
breast, to that chamber where a slen- 


der form knelt motionless, with tear- 
wet face hidden upon his bed. And 
because he knew that, however un- 
worthy, he was to her, because of her 
great love, placed upon a pedestal 
from which she would not wish to see 
him descend, he did not grovel, as did 
his soul, at her feet, but gently he sat 
beside her and raised her head. 

"Rose, my white rose, I am sorry, 
dear," he whispered. "I have been 
blind, but now I see. At last I know 
the value of my treasure, my pearl 
beyond all price." 




The harvest moon had climbed 
above the circling hills to fill the 
valley with its glory, and thru the 
window a broad bar of mellow lighl 
streamed across them- like a benedic- 

"I am glad, dear, for 1 knew that 

in a little while my heart would 
break,' 1 she murmured softly "\<»w. 
now I am very happy. I ,it I am 
weary. In-loved " The soft VOW* 

trailed into silence, and. like i tired 

child, she put her head against hii 

breasl and slept. 

The Holiday 



We're going out tonight, Marie and i. 

rou cant guess where; 
wvu watch the motorboats on Bonn fall lake, 
Of count the waves thai Into .-i n^ break 

Beneath an asure sky. 

Later, perchance, well take .1 little ride 

The Merrimac beside, 
< >r .-it the cirens spend ;» <p •• ter boor, 
Where trainers rule :ni<] beasts and reptl 

w ii h 1 .'<i j;i\\ s gaping n Ida 

We're going «>ui tonight, :m<i niu is nigh, 

I'll tell you n here 
We've planned tn r»d the week's li; f-holiday 
in fitting 111:111:1 1 . ■ picture plaj, 

Marie and ' 

This story was written from the Photoplay ot GORDON V. MAY 

Major Thorndyke was dead. His 
proud old heart was stilled 
forever, and more secret than 
the tomb to which his body was pres- 
ently to be committed. Locked within 
its depths were his grim despair and 
his healing joy. 

Since first he had held a wee, red, 
unprepossessing bundle in his arms 
and been assured that said squalling 
bundle was his son, the stern-visaged, 
military man had been fired with one 
great ambition — one great hope. He 
lived for the years when he might 
point to a strong, clean, dominant 
male thing, taut-fibred, physically 
and morally, and proclaim to the 
world: "This is my son!" 

As the squalling bundle evolved 
from the more-or-less tadpolish state 
into a definite human, the father's 
desire grew, and it had augmented 
with the years. A mighty desire 
blinds us, by its potency, to the truth 
of things. We do not want to see; 
therefore, we dont see ; and so it was 


with the Major. Then, one day, he 
awoke. He was compelled to the 
awakening. And he saw his son. 
Under the searchlight of realism, the 
youth showed up — dissolute, purpose- 
less, most pitiably weak — so weak 
that no outer force had power to 
tonic his lamentable laxity. 

The Major thought that his heart 
must surely break; he was an old 
man, and the cosmos did not offer any 
further fruits to his hand. One's 
heart does not break with the shatter- 
ing of the heart's desire. Life is not 
thus merciful. It goes on, a bruised, 
maimed thing — but it goes. The 
Major's heart went, until, just when 
he thought it must surely stop of its 
pain if it could not break, Marjorie 
came back. She had been away, 
"finishing," that is, learning how to 
enter a room without colliding con- 
spicuously with any of the furniture, 
acquiring a smattering of all the least 
useful languages, and practicing 
hand-shakes and airy persiflage that 



would be a credit to society, Bui Bhe 

was sunny and young and in earnest, 
and Bhe filled a dreadful Deed in the 

Major's empty heart. And thai is 

why, now i hat the Major lay dead, sur- 
prise was universal when it was found 
thai no will had been made and 
that, in consequence, the entire estate 
must fall to Beldon Thorndyke. 
Marjorie, the loved grand-niece, was 

The " finishing" had not taught 
Marjorie overmuch of the world as it 

rinse of that spring day saw a plighted 

troth under a stilly moon. 

Now Li.utenant Preble was on the 
far seas, and Marjorie was alone in 
her Borrow, and the sorrow \ 
real. If she had come to the Major 
when his gray day was very gray in- 
deed, he had been home to her and 
father and wisest counselor, and 
had accorded him a generous love and 
the profoundest admiration. She did 
not realize the oddity of his failing 
to provide for her; the conspicuous 


is outside of "hest sellers." And the 

one other source of her information 
had not cared to teach that pretty 

head realities he fondly hoped to keep 

from her ken forever. This source 
was Lieutenant Preble, and he held 
all of Marjorie 'a ardent, youth warm 

1 • ;nt in his reverent hands, lie had 
Come Oil a matter of military import 
to see the Major one day in the early 
Spring, and. crossing the estate hy a 

wooded path, he and Marjorie had 

met. It was Spring, you know, and 
they Wi young, and the 

ens were very blue - and mating 
in the air, And. primevally sure, 

ognized in the other the M«>st 
Bired the All Essential And the 

urgency of her departure from 
Thorndyke Hall did ool present it- 
self, until Beldon Thorndyke pre- 
sented it to her. 
He came across her on the wooded 

path where she had met Kdward 
Preble, and where they had sworn. 
Under the eover o( the stars, to keep 

eternal faith, and Thorndyke 9 ! un- 
ruled, ^discriminate passion 

aroused. She was slim and rounded 
ami subtly fail- in the hlaek gown. 

and suddenly Beldon recognised it as 

a desirable facl that she should l" 

Thorndyke Sal] permanently -as his 

wife. The way he ehose to tell hi one peculiarly die le to the 

untutored girL She could DOl have 



said why, but she suddenly became 
aware of a host of unpleasant things, 
and the kiss he stole from her filled 
her with a burning shame. The heir 
to his father's will had not permitted 
frustrated desires to enter into his 
self -arranged scheme of things in the 
past ; he did not propose to do so now, 
at least, without showing his fangs, 
and he saw quite clearly that Mar- 
jorie would have none of him — more, 
that he was repellent to her. His 
mirror showed him, when 
he was able to visualize 
clearly, a form most pleas- 
ing to the biased eyes, and, 
vanity being strong within 
him, he was enraged. 

' ' Perhaps you think, ' ' 
he sneered, as he caught 
the girl by the arm and 
held her captive, "perhaps 
you think that I am chari- 
tably inclined ; that, for the 
honor your presence lends 
my house, I am ready to 
keep and provide for you 

"I had not thought," 
the girl said dully. 

"Hadn't thought, eh? 
Well, my lady, suppose you 
make a mighty effort and 
do that little thing now. 
It's stay here as my wife, 
or quit — flat. And I hold 
these strings — see here. ' ' 
Beldon exhibited a wallet. 
"I hold 'em, and I'll hold 
'em tight. Come, Mar- 
jorie" — with a sudden change of 
manner and a coaxing clasp of the 
forcibly held waist — "think it over, 
girlie; we'll pull together yet." 

"Let me go, Beldon." The girl 
raised her eyes and met his, a world 
of unuttered reproach in their 
depths. "I love Edward Preble. Do 
I need to say more?" 

"No, by thunder!" roared the in- 
furiated youth, "but you can do a 
whole lot, and the first thing you can 
pull off is— to hike." 

There isn't much that a "finished" 
girl can do in a big city and still 
maintain a certain caste, but, being 

finished, Marjorie did not know that. 
She was hurt and a bit dazed, of 
course, at the thought of leaving the 
Hall that had been home to her from 
earliest infancy, but she was untried 
and eager, and the future held new 
experiences — and Edward Preble. 

As she walked down the wide drive 
on her exit from the Hall, for she had 
scorned to request a carriage or car, 
there was one kind word to speed her, 
one heart to ache for the pity of her 


loneliness, and those were in the 
person of Terence O'Brien, her late 
uncle's groom. Terence had been on 
his annual vacation at the time of the 
Major's death, and had returned that 
day. His honest heart grieved at the 
loss of the kind master who had been 
a friend, and marveled at the forlorn 
state of the girl who had been the 
light of the Major's eyes. 

She found New York a hurrying, 
bewildering city of strangers, this girl 
who had been restricted and guarded 
all her life, and not one of all the 
rushing throng turned to hold out a 
friendly hand to the timid girl. After 



awhile she was glad for the ignoring, 
for those who paused to stop her on 
her way Looked apon her with eye* of 
a Ear keener glance than friendship, 
;m ,l the girl recognized in the bold 
effrontery tin- same elemenl that had 
tinctured Beldon's nnwelcome pro- 

There was really nothing she could 
do— i1 didn'1 take her Long to dis- 


cover that fact— and, dimly, she be- 
gan to grow op, to wonder why her 
uncle, who had Loved her so tenderly, 
had trained her to this helpless? 
and tli. ii Left her b petitioner to a 
,.,,1,1 humanity. She began to realise 
that, somehow, somewhere, things 
were \. ry wrong, and she wrote 
Edward Preble and told him so. Bui 
E Iward was on the high seas, and it 
1,1 take the spanning of many i 
. ;, League to onite them. The 
n did not increase Marjorie 'a 

finances, and they were very low, in- 
deed Sometimes, instead of dinner, 
Bhe would sit and dream of s future 
free of rude men snd insolent women 
and Lodging-places iinspeakably dubi- 
ous as to sanitation. These dreams 
became ambitions, and, finally, long- 
ings keen to the anguish point. 
Again, in the still of the long, slot 
nights (for one does not sl< 
soundly after many half- 
fed days), she would vision 
herself in the safe haven of 
his arms, the tale of her 
pitiful struggles sobbingly 
told, and restitution made 
at last. These dreams did 
not increase the diminished 
income, either, and work 
teemed a hopeless prosp 
She would find some posi- 
tion in a store, only to In- 
obliged to leave it because 
of insolent treatment, <>r be- 
cause the manager was "lay- 
ing off." And it was in 
these straits that Terence 
O'Brien found her one hit- 
ter winter day. 

Terence and the dainty 
girl were neighbors, so it 

seemed, tho Term.- ' 
incut was rather more pre- 
tentions than that inhabited 
by Marjorie. Terence had 
Left the Ball shortly after 

the expulsion of Marjorie. 

do1 finding the sway of Bel- 
don in accordance with the 
ethics of a Ghod-fearing man. 
Also. Beldon had held the 
get wore purse-strings with the grip 
tenacious, and. while Ter- 
ence was Ear from grasping, he did 
rather incline to the paying of well- 
earned wages. And these thingi had 

kindled a L'reat wonder and the B 

of ;l growing suspicion in T 
honest brain. Marjorie '-am 

and sunshine to the seed. The right 
f her too apparent poverty— the 
pathetic hopelessness of her fare, the 
pinched hunger-lines the whole un- 
mistakable impress of a losing fight, 
fired Terence to thought and action. 
ii,. began to remember He had 



witness to a new will made by the 
Major some little time after the re- 
turn of Marjorie from the school. He 
had not read the document, but it 
was borne in upon him that the will 
must have had to do with the girl. 
He connected this with the Major's 
growing fondness for his grand-niece, 
their evident comradeship,, the pride 
and solace the Major had found in 
her, and then he recalled having seen 

"It's the loikes av him that 'ud be 
doin' such tricks," declared his 
mother, affirmatively. "Why dont ye 
go down to th' Hall and see th' 
villain, Terry, me bhoy?" 

"I'll do that — tomorrow!" re- 
sponded the awakened groom. "And 
it's the neck av him I'll be wringin' 
if he kapes Miss Margy out av a right- 
ful penny." 

And on the morrow Terence took a 


the will in Beldon's hands some few 
days prior to the Major's accident 
and death. After that he, Terence, 
had gone on his vacation, and these 
things had slipped his none too reten- 
tive mind. This mind Marjorie 
aroused, and a great light broke upon 
the phlegmatic gray matter of the 

/'Th' dhirty dog," he muttered to 
himself, over his evening pipe, and 
he thereby confided his suspicions to 
his mother, who had just returned 
from coddling Marjorie with a cup of 

trip down to the Hall and was ad- 
mitted by his former fellow servants. 

The sounds of tinkling glasses and 
hoarse voices came from Thorndyke's 
library, and the former groom 
walked quietly to the curtains and 
peered thru. A card game was in 
progress, and the players, friends of 
the Major's son, were heated with 
drink and the lure of high stakes. 

One chair was vacant, facing the 
drawn curtains, and Terence waited 
for its occupant to appear. It was 
Thorndyke, and soon he entered the 
room and lurched into the chair. 


Terence drew the curtains barely 
enough to show bis face and coughed 
Blightly. Two red-rimmed eyea glared 
into his, and their owner, signaling 
silence, came toward him. 

Thorndyke passed between the cur- 
tains and beckoned the other to fol- 
low him. In bis father's old-fash- 
ioned parlor be shakily bade Ins on- 
bidden guesl take a chair. 

•• iTs Hi' matter of the will 1 a be 
talkin 1 about, Miather Beldon," an- 
nounced Hi«' erstwhile groom. 

Bi Idon Bmiled amicably. The spirit 
f cunning pointed a show of friend- 
liness as the safest road. 

"Well take b Btroll and talk it 
over, Terry,' 1 be Baid, Leading the 
way 'abruptly ou1 of doors, "tho 1 
ca ni think whal you could find to say 
mi thai Bubject." 

thin .'" Terence turned 
;iIl( l faced the youth with sudden 

sharpness. His "Irian" was up, and 
Beldon saw that something was going 
t0 happen. ""Well, Misther Beldon, 
me foine lad, it's this I'm findin to 
say: 1 was the witness to your 
father'a will, and it's the whereabout! 

av thai will I'm inqnirin' aft 

•V,>n fooll" Beldon'a fare turned 
an ugly scarlet "What the devil 
buaineas ia it of yours about my 
father's will: Turning nasty be 
you didn't grafl your peaky wagi s 

of me, 1 Buppoae ■' 

••Not that, Misther Beldon. Hie 
[rishman turned Bcarlet in his turnj 
"It's for the Bake of the little girl yj 
turned from your door to ii 
die that woke me up, and, as 
me nam.- is Terence O'Brien, 1 donfl 
lave this place till I aee that will. 

••Von blasted, intei dog. 

you'll never leave this pi a " |na 

Beldon shouted tlnsc words. 



and his long arm shot out. The steep 
cliff, with its sheer fall to murderous 
depths below, was but a pace away. 
Taken unaware, Terence stumbled; 
there was a brief snatching of the 
empty air, a gasping sound ; then the 
sickening impact of flesh on bottom- 
less depths, and the last silence. 

Beldon cowered under the thing he 
had done; then flew, with the sly, 
furtive haste of the habitual fugitive 
from the law. 

A little letter, tear-stained and 
broken of heart and spirit, had sped 
its way over the seas, and the recipi- 
ent sent the answer in his own person. 
The letter had said that the address 
would probably be a different one by 
the time he should return, and, not 
knowing of the circumstances under 
which Marjorie had left Thorndyke 
Hall, Lieutenant Preble came there 
direct from his ship to ascertain. 

He came by the wooded path, and 
he remembered, with a catch in his 
throat, of the tender vows that little 
path had witnessed, and of the deli- 
cate, love-touched lips that had made 
them precious sweet. He wondered 
what manner of sordid, combative 
words those lips had had to frame 
since then, and, as he was wondering, 
with a half-tender, half-grim smile 
curving his lips, he heard a slight 
groan, from the depths of the ravine. 

Terence was a hardy Irishman, 
brawny and hard and resilient, else 
had that groan never issued from his 
lips. When the Lieutenant reached 
him, he found a broken arm and con- 
siderable surface damage, but nothing 
that would endanger the life of the 
supposed corpse. With imprecations 
and threats, the Irishman told his 
tale, from the witnessing of the will 
down to his resolution to face Beldon 
and demand what had become of it. 

"He thinks you are dead, Ter- 
ence," said the Lieutenant, "and — " 

"And small wonder to that!" 
ejaculated Terence, excitedly, "afther 
the pushing av me into kingdom 
come. It's a murderer he is in his 
cursed heart, and it's such that the 
Blessed Virgin sees him." 

"Well, Terence," continued Preble, 
after the outburst had subsided into 
half -audible mutterings, "my plan is 
to go to the house and confront Bel- 
don. He's a coward, else he would 
not have done this deed. That he's 
guilty is obvious for the same reason. 
He'll be badly frightened at sight of 
you, and we may get a confession 
from him." 

Beldon was cowering in the 
library, when Terence stepped in at 
one of the unhinged French win- 
dows. A half-emptied decanter 
stood beside him, and the hand that 
drained the glass trembled as he set 
it down. Terence crept silently 
around the chair and faced him sud- 
denly, an awful, accusing figure, 
blood-stained and ashen from the 

"God!" yelled the would-be mur- 
derer; then, crashing the decanter to 
the floor, "it's this cursed whisky 
that's doing this " 

"The will, Misther Beldon," said 
Terence, gutturally; "where is the 

"A million hells!" Beldon pulled 
open the secretary near him and 
thrust a sealed paper into the very 
tangible hands extended to receive it. 
Then he sank into the chair and 
pulled the whisky-glass to him. 

Spring had dawned over Thorn- 
dyke Hall, the spring of the earth 
and the richer spring of two close 
hearts. Banished into a past, too 
gray to be recalled, was the time of 
grim struggle and hardship. Per- 
haps, in a happier world than this, 
the Major's heart found peace in the 
supremacy of the right, and sought, 
even there, to work a miracle in the 
broken spirit of the son he had so 

Terence, the groom, was driving 
them, Marjorie and her lover-hus- 
band, and their hands met under the 
light robe. 

"Dearness," she whispered softly, 
"the darkest hour is just before the 
dawn— isn't it?" 

"And, oh, beloved!" he answered, 
"the dawn is wondrous fair." 




No Eair, Billy; you peeked— 
o-o-o !" Scarlet reefer, 
topped with white cap and 
flying curls, plunged recklessly 
over the frozen furrows, like a 
sensibly clad autumn nymph, 
pursued by a young satyr in 
brown corduroy ; around corn- 
shucks; over forlorn, abandoned 
cabbage-heads; down the crisp 
pasture-side, to the greal oak- 
tree, raining a. Danae shower of 

gold and russet, about their 
heads. Mere the chase came to 
an end abruptly. 

It was liis virgin kiss and 

hers. It terrified them both 

almost equally, as tho a sudden 

shock had changed them from 

Children to man and woman 

without any warning. Solemnly 

they Btared into each other's 

3; then suddenly the girl's 

flaming face fell into the shelter 

Of tWO small, trembling hands, 
••oh : Billy, what nnnh you .'" 

wailed «-i voice, trickling thru the 

'riw boy stared down dazedly, 
his honeal young jaw set and 
white. Then If drew a slo* 
breath and benl over her swiftly. 

""Why I I /<"•< you, M;i\ 

Belle," he marveled. " I guess T 
always have Loved you. but I 
didn'1 know it till just now." 
He touched one little, straining 
hand awkwardly, in m-w. won- 
derful fear of her. "Dont t 
.May Belle— it's all right You 

see, I — I /"<■' you " 

"Honest, Billy— oh I Billy, are 
yon sun t" she was Looking up 

at him with wide, joyous I 

half-shy. half-eager with dawn- 
Log consciousness of power. "Do 
— do you love me— like Ivanhoe 
and — and Jacob and Mark An- 
tony— do you, Billy!" 

"Lots more," he whisp 
breathless with wonder. "Why, 
May Belle I I dont feel Like 
anything would be hard to ^ 

now. 1 COUld plow tin south 

field or clear out the wood-lot 
just as «-as\ . D'j "ii Bee w I at 1 
mean, bonej I Aint it strange V 
"It's lowly:" May Belle 

Clapped her hands. "Jufll like 

poetry hooks. And me only 
b \ enteen I'! 

••It's more Like prayin', I 
think," he answered huskily. 
"Listen, are you willin' to be 
engaged .'" 

" 't lourse 1 am !" slu 1 lauj 



Her eyes, clear and frank as a child's, 
met his, untroubled. The sleeve of 
the scarlet reefer brushed his arm. 
"Come on, Billy; let's go tell ma." 

"Where you been, May Belle, 
child?" Ma peered over the rim of 
her "nigh-to" glasses, mildly censor- 
ious. "Law sakes! how red your 
cheeks are! What's she been doin', 
Billy, to get het up this way ? ' ' 

"Oh, ma!" May Belle flung her- 
self down beside the rocker. "Oh, 
ma ! I — Billy — we — oh ! you tell her, 
Billy; I dont know how." 

The rocker suspended its serene 
creaking as, for the space of ten 
solemn ticks of the old grandfather's 
clock, the eyes of ma sought Billy's in 
startled questioning. 

"Yes, ma'am," the boy nodded; 
"it's true. We're going to be mar- 
ried, May Belle and me." 

"Heart alive!" murmured the 
mother, helplessly. She looked from 
one to the other, readjusting her 
world. May Belle — her baby — groimx 
up? And little, freckled, neighbor- 


boy Billy, this tall young fellow, 
with the new, glad manliness in his 
eyes? Suddenly her arms went out 
to the both of them, gathering them 
in. "If you aint the surprisingest 
children, ' ' she laughed shakily. ' ' But 
I'm glad it's you, Billy — if my little 
girl had t' grow up." 

Later, when the dusk warned the 
new lover of chores and evening duties 
to be done, the mother, watching May 
Belle lift open, frank lips for his kiss, 
smiled wisely to herself, remembering 
very-long-ago things. "She's only a 
child," she murmured; "she aint 
waked up — yet. But that'll come in 
good time, Lord willin' — in good 

That very evening ma started to 
cut out the wedding-gown. 

The autumn days floated lazily by, 
like the autumn leaves, drifting on 
the sunshine into yesterday. Thru 
the scarlet and amber groves, May 
Belle and Billy wandered staidly, no 
longer racing each other to the turn 


of the lane, pelting each other with 
pilfered nuts or scuffling childwise 
thru the gossiping drifts of leaves. 

"Say it again, Billy," she would 
command him instead. "Say it a 
different way.-" 

But Billy knew only one way. His 
big body would tremble suddenly, and 

his good, honest, young face grow 

white with the meaning that lay be- 
hind the words. "I love you. May 
Belle," he would whisper shakily, 
over and over, till she would clap her 

hands joyfully and skip a step or two 

beside him; then pout reproachfully. 
"Bui you mighl say something else 

than iust that, Billy," she would say. 

"That's all I know. May Belle," 
said Billy, solemnly. "1 ainl touch 
en words, little girl, hut. oh! 1 do I 
do, Maj Belle." 

And Becretly, under the moth 
patient, love guided old angers, the 
wedding dress grew riowly into being, 
r,,hl on filmy fold, lido it were 
stitched tender things and '-dad things 
| gad things remembrances of 
tie Girl May Belle, of the father 

who had died, of an old woman's 

young wedding-day. of long ago hop- 
ing and rejoicing, and shj 

visioning of the days to come to her 
little girl. 
-She'll understand," thought the 

wrinkled mot herdieart. over her secret 
stitching; "she dont yet— quite— but 
when she puts this on for Hilly, she'll 
'-now what it means to hav. 
man's love." 

Then, before the di fin i s h ed , 

the letter came— a little, perfumed, 
white holt of destiny, freighted with 

uncanny powen o\' heartaches and 

pain. Billy, invited to tea, glowered 
suspiciously at the envel a be- 

fore it was opened, hut May Belle 
fluttered with excitement over it. 

"Oh, ma !" she cried, "it's from 
Aunt Belle, and she wants me to come 
to visit her in the city. Ma, can I 

Ma looked across her p 
saucer, vaguely disquieted. Hilly, jaw 
waited for her reply. The city! 
There 'd he streets of stores, grand 
houses, tine clothes and peopl . men. 
maybe. A tierce, numb ache choked 

l,is" throat, and mechanically he 



pushed back his plate. But he said 

"Land sakes! what ever put it into 
Cousin Belle's mind t' ask you visit- 
ing, May Belle?" puzzled ma, fret- 
fully. "Why, child, she's got a big 
house, all fixed up, and fine friends, 
no doubt — she aint our kind." 

"Oh, ma!" May Belle wheedled, 
"think how much it'll improve me, t' 
learn city ways. Billy, you make ma 
say I can go." 

"You dont need improvin', May 
Belle," said Billy, fiercely. "You're 
good enough f 'r us right now." 

But in his heart he knew she would 
have her way, as always, and he was 

A week later, the comfortable old 
farmhouse babbled with loud, friendly 
tongues. Mufflered, ear-padded, great- 
coated and beshawled, the whole town 
was, here to say good-by to May Belle. 
There were pop-corn and cider ; there 
were the good old games, Drop the 
Handkerchief, Going to Jerusalem; 
there were hearty good-wishes and 
good advice. May Belle, radiant in 


figured delaine, faced Billy in the 
kitchen, in a lull of her hostessing. 

"What you so cross for?" she 
asked him, petulantly. "Dont you 
want me to have a good time ? ' ' 

"I dont want you to want a good 
time without me in it," he laughed 
ruefully. "I s'pose there's heaps o' 
young sparks in the city that'll make 
a lot better showin ' than me. ' ' 

"Oh, Billy!" She gazed at him 
delightedly. "lb 'lieve you 're jealous. 
I guess you do like me a little, after 

He caught her suddenly in his 
arms with a roughness -that frightened 
her. ' ' Oh, May Belle ! " he whispered 
brokenly against her fluff of curls. 
"Oh! May Belle, honey, cant you 

A chorus of friendly laughter from 
the sitting-room doorway startled 
them apart in red unease. About 
.them, cheering and chattering, danced 
the guests in bacchanalian jubilation. 
The white-haired old doctor, who had 
brought them both, and half of the 
others present, into the world, clapped 



Billy on the shrinking back and 
pinched the girl's glowing cheeky 

■Alia, v«»u sly young folks! he 
chuckled ' "So there'll be another 
party— a wedding— when May Belle 
comes home again !" 

These words rang mournfully in 
Billy's brain as In- and the little 
mother watched the last flicker of en- 
gine smoke fade from the sky. city- 
wards, the oexl afternoon. They hurl 
him vaguely, with their sweet promise 
of unfulfilled 

joys. He h a tl 

felt on his tips, 
for a brief, good- 
by moment, the 

cool, untroubled 
touch of her 
young lips: had 
seen the child- 
anticipation in 
her tearless eyes. 
And lie had let 
her go I With an 
effort, he smiled 
down into the 
pitiful, working 
old face at h is 
side and tucked 
one big, W a r in 
hand under the 
shawled elbow. 

-It's gettin' 

real chilly out 
here," In' said 

briskly. "Co me 

on. ma j let's go 


To May Belle, 
the city w a a a 
fairy tale come true, with her little. 

c mntry Belf for heroine and a splen- 
did, willow-plumed, Batin-dreased, 
fairy godmother indulgently waving 
her wand. It Beemed quite impossible 
thai Aunt Belle, with her marceled 
hair, Blender waist and Bparkling 
fingers, was any relation to her 
mother, or thai the great, luxurious 
mansion on the Avenue could he In 
the Bame world as the farmhouse, 
shivering forlornly under its leafless 
i hus. And when Bhe looked into the 

,-,,,., ' m her OWn white and gold 

little room. May Belle saw, not the 
small, country maiden of her pine- 
burean glass at home, with tin- L< 
curia and the green, figured delaine, 
but a new. lovely Belf, in soft blue 

silk, hair piled modishly on the top 
Of her head, bright color, delicately 
veiled with powder, ami round, 
radiant eves. The eyes were those of 
the old May Belle, tho she did oo1 
realize it. eager, unworldly, innoc 
widening with every fresh wonder of 
the wonderful 

In the f i I 
three weeks of 
s i g ht-seei n g, 
shopping and 
shaking hands 
with the new life. 
.May Belle learnt 
many c n r ions 
things. She found 
that BUpper was 
dinner, and din- 
ner. Luncheon; 
that one must not 

laugh much or 

talk mueh. Of 
skip, or dap her 

hands: that a 
man with money 
a n d automobiles 
was a "Catch," 
but without them 
he was an "im- 
sible"; and 
s h e found, too. 
that there Wt 

t many men 
in the world who 

looked at her in a 
feel red and queer 



Way that made hei 
and thrilled. 

And then there 
Mav Belle, among the perfumed, p< r 

,V ( .j artificiality of the afternoon 

guests, was like a cool, little, fragrant 
breeze or an old fashioned, simple 

wild blossom caughl in a formal 

garden. And he was bored and - 

jaded. So they became frienda M 
first it was theater tickets; box< 
candy, such as May Belle had i 
dreamed of; flowers that came, city 

pal e in tissue ami silver foil. Then 



it was compliments; tete-a-tetes in 
Aunt Belle's little, confidential den; 
then, finally, a kiss. It was not at all 
like her first kiss, but May Belle, in 
her enchanted fairy tale, was almost 
forgetting that one — ma — Billy — old, 
quiet, homely things. 

"You are the prettiest creature I 
have ever seen," Nelson Gryce told 
her, ardent eyes on her face. "You 
make other women look faded, some- 
how. Nymph Lady, I think I am go- 
ing to fall in love with you. ' ' 

May Belle clasped her hands joy- 
fully, in the old way. "Oh! do 
you?" she cried. "Tell me why." 

So he told her, and it was very 
pleasant to listen to, and May Belle's 
little, foolish heart beat rapidly, for 
he spoke as her dream-heroes always 
spoke, and as the lovers talked in 
books. But her lips, when she gave 
them to him, were child-lips still. 

"She will learn," thought Nelson 
Gryce, complacently. "And she will 
make a better wife for not knowing 
the world." 

Of course there was Billy to be 
told, and ma. May Belle did not en- 
joy writing that letter, but she never 
dreamed of leaving her fairy tale and 
going back to her Cinderella rags. 
Aunt Belle was delighted with the 
good match her niece was making and 
began at once to plan a trousseau. 
After she had written the letter and 
posted it, May Belle drew a long 
breath. She thought that she was 
very glad she had done it, and won- 
dered why her hands were so cold and 
what the queer, frightened feeling in 
her heart meant. 

The days that followed were full of 
parties and dozens and dozens of lacy, 
white underthings, dressmakers and 
plans for the fine wedding that 
was coming to May Belle. She 
moved among them all as one moves 
in a dream, vaguely excited, unques- 

She tried on her new frocks in open 
vanity before her mirror, raptured 
over misty laces, frost-like embroid- 
eries and ribbon bows. She listened 




to Nelson's heated love-making, ad- 
miring the many different ways he 
had of saying one thing. Sometimes, 
for- an instant, as she felt liis hot 
breath on her cheek or the uneasy 

thrill of his kiss, the blank, chilly, 

frightened feeling would come hack, 
but this was not often, and so the 

days slipped hy, and it was spring. 

"A package, miss." 

•• For me, James .' O-o-o!" May 

Belle looked ;it the bulky, brown 
paper bundle eagerly. Then her eyes 
widened, and her breath came flutter- 
ingly from sin-prised, parted lips. 
With sudden desperate hurry, she 
jerked at the strings and pulled the 
wrappings aside. A white dimity 
dress stared up at her, creased from 
folding; a dress of unstylish fullness 
of skirt, clumsy and pathetic, spelling 
"country" in every awkward line; a 
dress patiently sewed with fine, near- 
sighted, painful stitches. On the 
breast lay a note from ma. The girl 
read slowly : 

Deab Mai Belle — I made this for you 
to wear for Billy, but I'm sending it any- 
way. Every stitch in it means a prayer 
that my girl will always be happy in the 
love of an honest man. Ma. 

The sheet fluttered silently to the 
floor. Byes wide and staring, the girl 
looked straighl ahead, as a sleeper 

suddenly aroused. The love of an 

honest man ! She snatched up the 

dress and held it before her, searching 

her image In the glass. Suddenly a 

burning red flamed across her face — 
n wedding-dress! Why. she had not 
realized that— a wedding! It was not 

just clothes and parties, then, hut 

more ah ! much more, she would be 

;t Wlfi - and ma had made 1 1 

for her to wear for Billy, she touched 

it shyly, tremulous at the wave of new 
emotion that swept over her. Vaguely. 

something of ma's happy dreaming 

crept from the folds. It was a won- 
derful tiling — a wedding-dress; a 
Bacred thing. 
Suddenly May Belle crushed the 

dimity to her and broke into weeping 
bitter tears of shame and pain, of 
understanding and a new. deep joy. 

The fire crackled comfortably in the 
coal stove, sending little, prying fin- 
gers of warm red into the dusk. In 
her chair before it. ma slept fitfully. 
Hilly, coming in softly, sank into the 
old cane rocker and fell a-brooding in 
the shadows. His hoy's face, stained 

hy the friendly firelight, was worn 
and chiseled, by new lines, to a man's. 
It was very quiel in the room, and all 
at once Billy began to dream. Of 
course it was a. dream: yel she looked 
wry real, standing there before him. 
dark curls blowing about her face, 
arms stretched out across the Leaping 


'"Hilly." the Dream said, falter- 
ingly. "Hilly — I've come— home!" 

He stumbled to his feet, somehow, 
and forward. And then — ah. dear 
God ! it was not a dream, after all. but 
May Belle, Ins May Belle in his arms, 
her face nptilted. and the wonderful 

new woman-lighl in her e; 

"Do you. dear. d<> yout" whispered 
a little voice faintly against his cheek. 

"Say it. Hilly- » 
" I love yon !" cried HilU . gladly. 

Their lips met. and he knew that at 
last she understood. "Oh. I lov< you 

so. Mav Belle!" 

r: • r* 



laurels "t Tennyson 
i could ici\ c easily \\ «>n 

ii' i-i the mind for to trj . 
The yarns that are bj Lamb 
( >r dear old » ». Khayj am 

B ing never a light t.. mj eye 

There's Rmerson, Addison, 
Ami Rdlson, Madison, 
ah famous from here to Roeario 

r.ut r<i rather be noted 

And famous and »|u<>i<h1 

as the author of sonic scenario. 

(GfAlt GAUATIE-R) -J ' 


This story was written from the Photoplay of GENE GAUNTIER 

A mule is the contrariest thing the 
good Lord ever made, bar- 
ring one, and that is a woman. 
Only a few men understand a mule's 
mind rightly, and no men at all know 
a woman's. Maybe poor Michael 
O'Malley was not so much to be 
blamed, after all. 

As for Peggy — well, I better let 
Jerry Donovan tell you about her, as 
he stood one morning in the top of 
the harvest-tide, gleeking thru the low 
doorway, the honest soul of him 
smouldering like green peat in his 
breast, and his cap fair palsied in his 

"Shure," thought Jerry, with the 
part of his brain that he kept for say- 
ing his prayers at Mass, "shure, 'tis 
a wild rose that looks pale forninst 
th' cheeks av her, an' 'tis two howly 
candles lit ahindt her eyes. .Arrah ! ' ' 
thought Jerry, trembling at the bold- 
ness of the idea, ''but what a swate- 
heart she'd be makin', wid th' 


dimples av her an' th' shmile, an' 
what a wife ! ' ' 

'Tis not likely a man, young and 
well-looking, can think such things in 
the whereabouts of a lassie, and her 
not hear his heart a-pounding and his 
courage chattering its teeth. Peggy 
knew who was by and guessed, the 
pretty spalpeen, well enough what he 
was wanting, and so she swept up the 
earth floor and wiped up the stone 
hearth with never an eye-wink in his 
direction, till, at last, the poor, mis- 
fortunate man spoke up, timid-like. 

"Top av th' marnin' to yez, 
Peggy, ' ' said the brave lad, clutching 
his hat to keep his feet from running 
away with him. "Is — are yez — c'n 
I — arrah! happen your feyther's 

"Shure," twinkled Peggy, tossing 
her curls, "an' what '11 yez be want- 
in' wid feyther, I'm wondherin'." 

Jerry drew a bit nearer. "I'm 
wishful av tellin' him," he whis- 



pered, "thai I 'm afther marryiii ' his 
daughther come I tandlemaa Day/' 

•■ Lndade !" cried Miss Peggy, 
sharply. " W< II. maybe 'twould be 
so if me slathers hadn't been born 
byes, an' me brothers 'ad been a 
gun ul. an* I hadn't been tli ' ownly 
childher av me parints, besid< b!" 

"Ach, ye heart-breakinesi av 
acushlas!" begged Jerry, opening his 
month, only to put his foot in it. be- 
ing a plain, honest blacksmith and no 

lady's num. "Sure I've skimmed th' 

crame av tir marnin' to conic here 

and ask your feyther f'r ye. There's 
no manner av donbl I've lii't two or 
three shillin's in thrade sthandin' 
forninsl th' shop, an' I've worn an 
inch off th' mare's Legs besides, hurry- 
in.' Shure, shmile a hit. mavrone, an' 
show me you're gladfnl I'm come." 
There's no saying whether or not 
Peggy would have smiled, and all 
would have gone merry as a kirk bell, 
i* al 'hat very moment, old Michael 
himself hadn't stuck his hairy face 
thru the door, sent, no doubt, by the 
Anld Wan, knowledgeable man, to 
make a world of trouble in a trouble- 
some world. If he had stayed two 
moments Longer, by the clock on the 
mantel-shelf, the kiss on Jerry's 
Lips would have been blooming on 

Peggy's instead of withering into 
stupid words. 'Tis a queer word. 

that "if." and it's done a deal of 

■• Marnin '. Jerry, me bye | M M ; shael 
roared, smashing the pi tasanl Little 
Bilence to bits and making the two of 
them jump in their shoes, '-sit yesilf 
down and have a bite and Bup wid as. 

'Tis B bit of bacon 'ud go foine. 1 'm 
thinkni'. Peggy gurml, an' ;: QOggiu' 

;iv cider, \\ i « ' maj be a dhrop or two 
av th ' rale chrather in t ' warm <>ur 
four bom 

'Twaa t he worst he could have said, 
and poor Jerrj blushed i<> his cow- 
licks, for bacon rn6 l"\<' making are 
queer tongue U IIom e, bul he spoke ap 
resolute and bold, 

" NO, lliankiu' y./ ;,s much." s;iid 

jr, " bul 'tis another matther I Ve 
on. Ye know. Misther I fMalley, 

rot a -«»t t .il:<- av me own, a co* 

and pratie patch, wid mebtx 
bage or two and a turnip besi< 
go1 wan fether bed and a 
ketth- and a foine thrade, not min- 
tioning a matther av twenty-tiven 
pounds, tuppence, laid by. An' I'm 
wishful av marryin' IVggv, if vez 


Old Michael scratched hN 
reflective-like, and looked at the 
Lngj then he scratched his chin and 
looked at the floor; then he looked at 
Jerry and slapped him hard on the 

"Yarra, me byel" he cried. 
"Ye 're as honest a gossoon as there 
is in th' parish, and 'tis proud I'll 
be t' have yez in th' family. Take 
her, lad. an' here's me hand on it !" 

The two shook hands eordiaMike. 
while a pair of black eyes Looked on, 
snapping and flaring like two holy 
candles flickering in a wind of rage. 

''And now." said Miss Peggy, at 
last, coldly, "and now mebbe yell 
loike t' hear what / 1 say I And 

if they sh'd be me lasht worruds, 
they'd be these. I wouldn't be afther 
marryin' yez. Jerry Donovan, if yea 

was th' [mperor av Roosia, wid a 

gOOld crown; I wouldn't be afther 
marryin' yez if yez an' a haythen 
Chinee was th' lasht wun on airth; I 
wouldn't he afther marryin' yea if I 
Waa t' be nn OUld maid to me eofHn. 
Now, put that in yer poipe an' 
shmoke it. me foine gOSSOOn !" 

And. with this, she rose up grandly 
and ran out o\' the room and slammed 
the door so that the pewter plates 

rattled above the cupboard shelf. 
In h.T heart, a naughty feeling of 
triumph elbowed a sickly little runt 
o\' disappointment. 

'■Shure 1 'm glad 1 said it !" 
stormed Peggy, aloud. " 'Tis niesilf 

'II not be made t' marry anny man. 
I'll do .is I plaze," cried P< 
stamping her foot, "an 1 bad 

all min : I hat. 1 him. an' wl 
more. I dont Loike him. an' I'm 
happ\ t ' be rid av him. that 1 B 
Ami to illustrate her pleasure. lYiriry 
burst into a Btorm of tears, 

In the house, young stared at 

old Michael, and old Michael at. 



young Jerry, while you could have 
counted a hundred and five. 

"Arrah!" said the father, at last, 
with the fierceness of a man who 
knows his womenfolks are not by. 
"Dont yo be afther frettin', me bye. 
Lave th' lass t' me. A colleen," says 
Michael, savagely, "is like a colt. 
She balks at th' bit at firrst an' shows 
her heels, but niver a colt yit . thot 
couldn't be harnessed in th' ind. 
Lave her t' me, Jerry; lave her t' 

'Twas a matter of a seven-night 
later, with the gorse blazing like 
rooted sunbeams along the laneside 
and the larks gossiping in the thorn 
hedges, when Peggy and her father 
set out for the fair at Killarney, driv- 
ing their kine afore them. Never had 
the contrary lass looked sweeter than 
on this same morning, with an artful 
scrap of green ribbon twisted in her 
black curls and the joy of the day in 
her face. Spite of the empty place 
by her side, where a certain young 
blacksmith should have been and 


wasn't, Peggy was heartset on enjoy- 
ing herself, and, when the fair was 
gained at last, she soon had no lack 
of gallants to make up for Master 
Jerry. Flags were flying from every 
tent-peak; a steam-organ was grind- 
ing out jigs, and a hundred bold 
gossoons and rosy colleens were foot- 
ing it on the green. A neater ankle 
had no lass than our Peggy, and in 
all Erin none danced better, for love 
of the youth and the joy of living 
that tickled her heels. So the day 
passed pleasantly enough, and on the 
edge of the evening she left half a 
score of new -admirers, stammering 
and sighing and staring, as is the way 
with gossoons in love, and turned 
homewards with her father and the 
sheep that he had bought at the fair. 
And, afore ever she knew it, there 
was Jerry Donovan himself, in his 
old, black apron, new-banding a 
wagon-wheel in his own front yard, 
with a look in his face at seeing her 
like a priest's saying Mass. 

Hivin bless yez!" said Michael, 


rubbing his hands, "but 'tis Jerry 
himself, twice as handsome as Loife, 
bejabbers. Peggy, lass, spake f 
Mistier Donovan, an' tell him ye're 
a ft Iht raygrettin' th' onmannerly 
wnrrnds yez sphoke t 'other marnin'." 

Now. at sight of young Jerry, 
Peggy's contrary heart had knocked. 
pleading-like, on the root' of her 
mouth, whispering some such words 
as these: "Ach, agra ! be swate t ' th 1 
lad. There's none boulder in Kerry. 
as yez well know, an' he's lovin' yez 
thrue. Give him a Bhmile an' a dacint 
w arrud, Peggy mavrone I" 

But afore ever she could decide 
wluit to do, her father's meddlesome 
bidding came cold to her ears. So she 
tossed her head, scornful as the 
Bquire's ladj . and turned her back on 
the honest young gossoon entirely. 
Old Michael's face grew as black as a 
banshee's, bul he went on making 
matters as worse as he could, which is 
the way with a man in a temper. 

Niver j e moind, Jerry, me lad." 

he Bhouted. "Thrust me t ' tache th' 

uss\ betther manners. Marry 

\ . e Bhall, as thrue as me name's 

Michael O'Malley. if I have t' hate 
her into lovin' yez, begorra ' " 

For the rest of the trudge home 
Peggy was silent. When a woman 
talks, a man need not fear her. for her 
anger runs off the tip of her tongue 

and is gone. But when a woman is 
silent, she is dangerous. Old Michael 
felt rather uneasy as lie smoked his 
cob pipe on the doorstone and list 
to Peggy ueatening the room and 
putting away the rapper dia 

When the last plate was in pla<-. 

came to tic door. 

"Feyther," said Peggy, coldly, 
c< wance an' f'r all 1 tell yez Til marry 

who 1 plaze, an' not who J 

'Tis useless t 1 argyfy longer. Me 
moind." said Peggy, firmly, "is made 

up intirely." 

yraggin' spalpeen l n cried 
waving his pipe ' 

masther here, an' ye'll 
9 1 say." 

"Niverl" retorted his daughter, 

and tied np the ladder to her room in 
the loft. hnLTL'inL: a wild, new scheme 

to her heart. 

■'I'll low who 1 pi ried 

■<Ye ha 

old Michael, 

Bomelv. " I 'm 

vw?&< I 




Peggy, fiercely. "Yez shall see that 
Peggy O'Malley has got a moind av 
her own." 

Late the next morning, young Jerry 
looked up from his anvil, to see old 
Michael afore him, wild of eye and 
speech. "She's gone!" sobbed the 
poor man, when his breath had caught 
up with him. ' ' Me daughther 's gone ! 
The Saints pity me f'r a lone ould 
man !" 

"Peggy?" cried Jerry, gripping 
his sledge and looking as white as his 
soot would let him. "Dont be tellin' 
me 'tis she " 

"Aye, Peggy's gone," said old 
Michael, helpless-like. "She sint wan 
av thim tally grims, sayin' she was 
goin' t' Ameriky. Jerry, me lad, 
we'll niver see her agin." 

Jerry Donovan drew a long breath 
and slowly shook his red head. 
" Ameriky 's far off," he said, his 
words roughened between a menace 
and a sob — ' ' aye, plaguey far, but 'tis 
this side av Hivin, an' as long as 
Peggy is in th' wurrld, I'll foind her 
an ' bring her home. ' ' 


'Twas a mighty humble colleen that 
sidled down the gangplank at Ellis 
Island ten days later. 'Tis one thing 
to be bold when one is angry, and an- 
other thing to be bold when one is 
homesick. The tallness of the build- 
ings terrified her; the awesome cars 
that roared across the sky or under 
the street; the sharp-voiced women 
who stared at her as she shivered on 
the bench in the employment office 
and asked her prying questions that 
brought the honest Irish wrath to her 
cheeks. But a tempestous week swept 
her finally into a haven, all gilded 
chairs and velvet carpets and whis- 
pering servants that laughed at her 
good Killarney clothes. Peggy had 
a position. 

"Shure, darlint, dont yez fret — " 
The brogue was like salve to Peggy V 
sore heart, but the smart little lady's 
maid, in her stiff apron and cap, die 
not match her tongue. " 'Tis mesilt 
who was afther comin' across ownlj 
lasht year. Ye '11 soon feel at ham. 
here, an' 'tis an illigant lady Mrs. 
Mortimer is, t' be shure. A parlor- 



maid has a foine, aiay toime, an* whin 
yez buy some rale shoes and comb ye 
hair Loike mine, yell be as davgnsy 

as 111' rest av lliiin. Shnre. woman 

dear, dhry yer ey< 'Tis Marie 
Maloney is ye frind, an 1 manny's th 1 
gran' toimes we'll be afther bavin', 

Maybe 'twas the Irish brogue, 
maybe the friendly words, and maybe 

'twas the part about the shoes and the 
hail- that dried the sail woe on 

Peggy'a cheeks. As long as there's a 
new way of doing her hair or bedeck- 
ing herself, life isn't wholly dark to 
a colleen, and. besides, IViriry was 
soon to he introduced to other joys. 

"Kin yez dance, agra?" asked 
Marie, one afternoon. 

"I could in Killarnev," said 
Pegjry, wistful-like. "Aelr! but th' 
illi'jant jiggin' at th' fair!" 

"I know a betther place f'r dancmj 
thin th' lair." said Marie, tossing her 
bead scornfully. ''An', what's more, 
I'll he takin' yez there this blissid 
evenin'. as shure as pigs is swine." 

'Twas a trembling Peggy that stood 
afore her- mirror a hit later, hardly 
knowing herself in her new American 
finery and wondering whether she 
was really pretty or only looked so. 

" 'Tis Jerry Donovan would be 
thinkin' I was pretty," she said to 
herself afore she remembf red, then 

she grew ml with anger and tossed 
her bead. 
11 Fell do," said Marie, critically, 

as the two of them started out. "Aeh ! 

darlint, yez should have seen th' 
grand, aew diaminl croon my missus 
"ii th' night. Master gave it to 
her, an' she looks loike th' Empress ;iv 
Roosia, bedad ! Thai 's why I 'm 
afther bein 1 late. We musl hurry 
oiii- hoiifs. or th ' byes 'II think we're 
not comin' at all. a1 all." 
To Peggy ih< ; ;it evening 

like tie- dreams De has in a 

r. She could aol remember 
fterwards what had happened, only 
agne impressions of wonderful 
month floors, strange, hot, uneasy 
Lusic, aol a hit like the cheery pipes 

i- fiddle al home : a young man named 

Milla lanced everj dance with 

her. and his crony. "Red" Randolph, 

Marie's partner, she knew that Marie 
had boasted of the mi- new 

tiara ; that they had all lamjle-d at her 

for ordering tea instead of beer to 

drink, and that, when he left her, dim 
Mills had squeezed her hand and 
whispered : " Xou're one swell dancer, 

kid. and I've took a shine to yon. 
on Saturday; s'long." She had 
had a good titm — very: but Strangely, 
in the shelter of her small room, as 
she took down her hair \'^v the night 
and it fell in the old Irish ringlets 
about her face, Peggy stamped her 
foot and wrung her hands. 

"I'll marry who I plaze!" qried 
she aloud) atormily. "Shure Ameriky 
is an illigant counthry, afther all!" 
But, ah! the pipes and the Irish lads 
and the dance of youth on the green! 

"No, I cant go." Marie's voice 
was prickly with disappointment. 
"Shure, an' 'twould thry th' patience 
av a saint t' wait on th' missus to- 
night. Dont I get her ready f'r th' 
opery, gownd, diaminds an' all. an' 
thin doesn't her head sthart t' aehin' 
— off cooms th' tiary — 'Marie, rob me 

head — Marie, th' hot-watlmr bottle — 
Marie, a <:lass av wine!' Here. P< 
mavrone. take th' ghlass in t' her Ti- 
me, will yez, an' thin throt along t' 
th' dance." 

Peggy took the tray good-naturedly 

into her mistress's bedroom. The 
great lady lay scowling on a pink 
satin couch in. the midst of a drift of 
scattered possessions. On a table by 
the window Peggy eanght the chilly 
gleam of the wonderful new tiara, 
and wished that she dared ask to look 
at it. but the china (dock on the dl 

ing-table warned her that she musl 

not tarry, or she WOUld be late to the 

'< ice ! but yow Ye a p. acherino 

1 'night, h'lieve me." dim Mills 
greeted her a little later. "Come on, 
kid. an' I'll learn \<<n th' Fas-mat ion 


The music sank to an underto 

full of subtle meanings; the smooth 
floor Beamed to sway and slide beneath 


their feet. In Peggy's cheeks a dull 
flush wilted the freshness of the wild 
rose, and the lights in her eyes were 
more like electric sparks than holy 

"Aw, say, dere's Red — 'scuse me a 
minute," said Jim, suddenly, in her 
ear. Panting, she stood still where he 
left her, watching him elbowing his 
way roughly across the room. The 
tight American shoes hurt her feet; 
her head felt queerly hot and heavy 
under the stiff American pompadour. 
Suddenly the crowded room wavered 
thru a film of tears. At that very 
moment a heavy hand fell on her 
shoulder, and a heavy voice upon her 
ears : 

"Peggy O'Malley, I arrest you on 
th' charge of stealin' Mrs, Mortimer's 
diamond tiara. Come along quiet, 

"Hell! but youse looks all in, 

kid " Red Randolph peered thru 

the bars, uneasy sympathy in his 
shifty eyes. ' * Lookee here — did youse 
hear about Jim? The cops got 'im 
thru de heart raidin' Kelley's joint 


las' night. Say" — he leaned nearer, 
with a cautious glance backward at 
the guards — "youse should worry. 
I'm goin' t' git youse outer here. 
Watch me!" 

1 • Ach, no ! " Peggy shook her head 
dully. "Yez cant do nothin', I'm 
thinkin'. Shure th' saints thimsilves 
wont listhen. Yarra ! f eyther, f eyther, 
why did I iver lave yez, ochone, 
ochone ! ' ' 

"Dont youse b'lieve dat dope, kid," 
said "Red," earnestly. "Leave it t' 

His footsteps died in echoes down 
the stone corridor. As he disap- 
peared, a tall figure, in outlandish 
clothes, who had been sitting in a re- 
cess, got to his feet and followed him. 
In her cell, Peggy lifted her tear- 
marked face suddenly, with a little, 
gasping cry. 'Twas as tho she had 
caught a strange whiff of Long Ago 
across the musty prison air — a breath 
of peat-smoke and the dew-drenched 
freshness of the gorse. A moment she 
sniffed in wonderment ; then her poor, 
contrary heart burst the bonds of 
pride at last and spoke : 


"Ach, Jerry, alanna ! eoom to me — 

'tis wishful I bid av yez, Jerry — 
Jerry mavrone !" 

The Bhadows were deeper by a 

matter of four hours when the tall 
figure strode back along the narrow 

hall. With him were an officer and a 

warden carrying a bunch of keys. 
They paused before the door of 
Peggy's cell. The small figure hud- 
dled mi the Qarrow bed did Dot move, 
even ;is the key spoke in the lock and 

the door BWUng wide. 

'• IVu'.l'.v iiuivoiirneen !" said Jerry 
Donovan, and benl reverently above 
the dusky, humbled curls. A wild 
little cry — two quivering arms about 
his Deck. 

"Is it yesilf or am I dliraminM' 1 
cried Peggy. "Aehl Jerry, [*ve 
wanted yes so!" 

His big hands were <m her gently. 

drawing her face down to his le 
H 'Tis I shure, colleen Dawn," he an- 
swered gladly. "I'm eoom t' take 
yes back homi 

Later he told her, in a few sen- 
tences, how he had overheard "Bed's" 

words to her. followed him and found 
him with the stolen jewel. Of the 
fierce fight that had ended in the 

.lmultM't's arrest he did not tell her. 

There were more important thing 

\n' now will ye/, marry me 
P( ggy alanna V* he 
they stood together outside the pi 
in the strange, unfriendly Bights and 
sounds o\' the new land. Peggy lifted 
a mischievous fare, in which the I 
o( Killarney bloomed. 

"Shure. an' why didn'1 k me 

that long ;il:«'. instid av askin' fey- 
therf" she cried. 




Does Censorship assure better plays, or is it beset 
with dangers? — Promise or Menace? 


Re-tor of Christ Church, Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 



President of General Film Company, (Inc.) 

EDITORIAL NOTE : There is, perhaps, no question before the public so important 
and perplexing as the censorship question. In every country, in every State in the 
Union, and in almost every city and hamlet, the subject is pressing for solution. De- 
bating societies everywhere have discussed it, churches and civic societies have de- 
manded it, newspapers and magazines have expressed opinions for and against it, the 
police authorities have been urged to adopt it, while the film manufacturers, exhibitors 
and the amusement world are apparently divided on the subject. What is the solution? 
Is the present National Board of Censors inadequate? Shall there be official censor- 
ship? Shall the police, or the church, or the State or city authorities be given the right 
to censor all plays? Or shall all censorship be abolished, and shall the public them- 
selves be the sole judges of what plays shall be exhibited and of what shall not? Is it 
right that a few persons shall determine what you and I shall have for our amuse- 
ments, and if so, who are those persons and whence their right? And, on the other 
hand, shall the theaters be permitted to exhibit indecent plays, if they wish, to cor- 
rupt the morals of the public? And icill they, in the absence of censorship? These 
are some of the many questions that must be answered, and we have secured the 
services of two of the ablest and most representative men in America to discuss the 
subject — Canon Chase and President Dyer. Canon Chase has long been before the 
public as an advocate of various civic improvements and moral uprightness, and has 
had wide experience. Mr. Dyer was for years the attorney for and president of the 
allied Thomas A. Edison interests. Perhaps nothing more need be said of his ability 
and experience, but when it is noted that he is an author of recognized merit and is 
now president of the General Film Company, it is apparent that he is well equipped 
to conduct his side of this debate. Thus we are able to introduce to our readers two 
experts and authorities on the subject of censorship, and we may confidently expect 
them to give us the "last word" pro and con. In this issue Canon Chase opens the 
debate with many convincing arguments in favor of a more complete and rigid censor- 
ship, and Mr. Dyer sets forth his side of the controversy in a manner that must cause 
even those w T ho differ with him to pause and reconsider. In the March number of 
this magazine Canon Chase will reply to Mr. Dyer, adding still other arguments to 
fortify him in his position, and in the same number Mr. Dyer will reply to Canon Chase 
and fire another broadside from his battery of arguments. Then there will come 
rebuttals and sur-rebuttals, and, when the debaters have done, we are confident that 
the whole subject of censorship will have been covered in a masterly manner. 



This debate upon the sability 

of censorship of . aon Pic- 
tures is begun with confidence 
in the uprightness of my opponent's 
motives, with a wish to benefit the 
business interests involved, and with 
a very strong desire to secure free- 
dom for the children of our land to 
grow to maturity in a normally up- 
lifting, moral atmosphere. 

"I shall never go there again; it 
was horrible," said the boy, who had 
come from a Motion Picture show all 
of a tremble. 

"What was horrible?" said Canon 

Rawnsley, of England, to the horri- 
fied lad. 

"I saw a man cut his throat," w r as 
the reply of the boy, whose liberty 
had been infringed by an unscrupu- 
lous Motion Picture manufacturer, or 
by one w 7 ho was ignorant or careless 
of the rights of childhood. 

"There was no harm in it at all," 
said an exhibitor, in England, who 
had gone to Canon Rawnsley to get 
him to protect him from the unrea- 
sonable criticism of the proprietor of 
the building where he was giving his 
show. ' ' It was the finest natural his- 




tory study of linns lliat children 
could ever Bee," said the exhibitor. 
la reality it represented a terrible 

tragedy of a lion-tamer being torn 
to pieces in the den* 

Was it ignorance or unscrupulous 
greed that made it impossible for 
this exhibitor or the manufacturer of 
these films to respect the rights of 

It is a crime too hideous for con- 
sideration to 
seize t lie idle, 
playful mo- 
ments of a 
child in his 
most impres- 
sionable age 
and show him 
scenes of safe- 
drunken de- 
lta uc lies, mar- 
ital infidelity, 
sensuous love- 
making, ab- 
duction and 
a r so n. Such 
pictures will 
give his nerv- 
ous, mental or 
moral nature a 
shock, Iwist or 
b e n t \v h i c h 
will brutalize 

or ot li it wise 

degrade his 
whole life. 

The Bishop 
of Mexico re- 
cently said 
that there are 

many who think lliat One reason why 
Spain and .Mexico have not prOgT< 

like other nations is because bull- 
fighting has been the national Bporl 
for centuries, due to the brutalizing 

of human nature which the cruel 

Bporl has entailed. 

In July, 1912, Congress used its 

power over interstate commerce to 

protect the childhood of the nation, 

certain degree, from the brutalis- 

of evil Motion Pictures, 

It made it a Crime tor any one to 

carry a Motion Picture film of a prize- 


fight from one State to another. But 
Congress should do more than this in 
order to establish the freedom of 
children, ami should guarantee their 
right to effective protection from 
brutalizing and other immoral innu- 

Think of the money and govern- 
mental machinery which Cong 
and the States are using to conserve 
forests, to enrich the land, to improve 
rivers and 

channels, pro- 

tect harbors 
a n d promote 

the welfare of 

Congress has 
found it neces- 
sary to control 
freight r a t e s 
and restrain 
trusts in order 
to protect the 
sm a 11 husi- 
- of the 

Is not t h e 
mental an d 
moral welfare 
of the children 
worth more 
than all the 
property, lands 

and animals o\ 

on r republic I 

The children 
a re t li e life- 
b 1 oo d of the 

Jt is foolish- 

Dess for New 

York City io spend thirty-eight mil- 
lions a year to educate her children, 
and then allow a false, inhuman and 

criminal code ot' morals to he taught to 
them in her Motion Picture slmws. It 

is ;i hideous Qeglecl to let moral 

blood-poisoning thus afflict our nation. 

< 'UL'rcss should effectively 

o- license Motion Pictures, either 
thru the Commission* I location, 

or the copyright office, or the Depart- 
ment of the Interior, or thru the C'hil- 

's Burean of the Department of 

Labor, or in some other way. 



By the new tariff law, Congress 
has provided that all Motion Picture 
films that are imported from foreign 
countries shall first be censored under 
the direction of the Secretary of the 
Treasury. Will Congress be less con- 
scientious in the exercise of its inter- 
state power than of its power over 
the importations from foreign lands? 

The Federal law should forbid any 
unlicensed film to be carried between 
the States. The statutes of the 
United States forbid immoral pic- 
tures in the Territories and the send- 
ing of any obscene, lewd or lascivious 
pictures or other matter of an inde- 
cent character thru the U. S. mails. 
It is clearly improper for the copy- 
right office to grant a copyright to 
any immoral picture, for an illegal 
article can have 

no property 
value nor ex- 
istence in law. 
Congress ought 
to act effectively 
to prevent inter- 
state traffic in 
illegal articles. 

Some States, 
such as Ohio, 

California and Kansas, have already 
inaugurated State Boards of Censor- 
ship. • These and other States should 
cooperate with the Federal Censor- 
ship, when inaugurated, in such a 
way as properly to safeguard the 
development of the life of their 

Pictures which make robbery at- 
tractive and show clever ways of 
eluding detectives, which ridicule 
teachers and policemen, which con- 
vey the impression that married 
people are seldom faithful to their 
marriage vows, that sexual sins are 
universal and harmless, which depict 
cruelty and make the details of crime 
attractive, should be declared by the 
law of the State to be unlawful to be 
shown in any licensed place of 
amusement — at least during hours 
when young children attend. 

It is claimed, however, that many 
pictures which are harmless for adults 
are dangerous for children, and that 

it is unreasonable to refuse to let pic- 
tures be shown merely because they 
are bad for children, and thus rob 
adults of their rightful amusement. 

The truth is, that it is better that 
adults should be restrained in their 
amusements rather than that the 
Children of the nation should be de- 
moralized and corrupted. But this 
difficulty can be remedied in each 
State by arranging that films suitable 
for adults but not for children may 
only be shown after 8 o'clock in the 
evening, when children should be for- 
bidden to attend, except with the 
parents or guardian. 

But when I speak of censorship, I 

do not use the word censor in the 

Roman sense, as inaugurated in the 

Roman Republic in the fifth century 

before Christ 

and restored in 

" Better that adults should be 
restrained in their amusements, 
than that the children should be 
demoralized and corrupted." 

the most degen- 
erate days of 
the Empire in a 
vain attempt to 
stop a flood of 
vice. In the 
Roman sense, 
the two censors, 
acting together, 
had an arbitrary power from which 
there was no appeal. 

I use the word "censoring" in the 
English sense of "licensing." The 
Censor is the Licenser. 

The licensing power of the Govern- 
ment is exercised where ordinary 
persons are liable to be deceived and 
misled in the purchase or use of 
articles of merchandise, especially 
where there is danger to life and 
morals in the use of the illegal ar- 
ticles. After an official inspection, 
those articles, places or persons which 
are found to conform to a legally 
fixed standard, are granted a license. 
But the refusal to grant a license can- 
not be arbitrary, for there is always a 
right to appeal from the decision of 
the inspector or licenser. 

The growth of the license system 
has been a very noticeable feature of 
recent years to meet the new social 
conditions, and to take the place of 
special legislation. As society be- 




comes more complex, ami experl 
knowledge upon a vast Dumber of in- 
tricate Bubjects becomes more diffi- 
cult, there is an increasing deed thai 
tin- public shall be protected from 
counterfeits, quacks, charlatans and 
impostors, and this cannol be effec- 
tively accomplished in any other way 
than by the wise exercise of honest 
governmental power. 

Physicians, dentists, engineers, 

lawyers, teachers and ehantVeins need 

to lit- examined and licensed by the 

proper authority. The selling of 

drugs, of intoxicating liquor and ex- 
plosives, thf selling or carrying of 

arms, can only he done by persons 
dnly licensed. 

Along with such new legislation as 
the forbidding of spitting in public 
places and the use 
of public drink- 
ing-cups, it h a s 
been necessary to 
enact pure food 

1 a w s and those 
requiring the in- 
spect ion of the 
slaughtering of 
animals and their 

preparation for sale as canned goods 
for food. 

New occasions teach new duties, 
lime makes ancient good uncouth. 

The coming of the telephone, the 
automobile and wireless telegraphy 

has made new laws necessary for the 

protection of property rights. Yet 

there are those who object to any new 

legislation t<> deal with the largest 
factor- concerning child welfare which 

has arisen tor cent mi.s. 

It is claimed that we do not license 
new Bpapers or books, bul allow a had 

publicat i'>n to he circulated, and then 

punish the author after it has heen 

pro\ ed in the courts to be immoral. 

The answer i^ that I am advocating 
thai the \et\ same procedure shall 

hold Concerning .Motion Pictures .is 

hooks, excepl in the case of those films 
which want the privilege of being car- 
ried from State to Stale or of being 

i slow I, for pay in licensed places ,»f 

1 aim,- ment. 


" There is much more reason 
for censoring Motion Pictures 
than plays or vaudeville per- 

The Supreme Court of the United 
States has decided that the Post I Hfice 
is not compelled to wait until a court 

lias «|ee];, |ed ;1 h<,<»k to I IC illllll* Hii I lic- 
it can exclude a doubtful ' 
from the mails. If the office COn- 
demns the morality of a paper, which 
the publisher wants to scud thru the 
mails, the public welfare requires that 
he shall prove its good character in 
the courts by an appeal from the de- 
cision of the post < office authority 

The censorship of the Btage, which 
has existed in England since 1727, 
does not forbid the printing of plays 
nor their performance, excepl for pay 
in licensed places of amusement. 

Four times in the last sixty years, in 

1853, 1866, L892and in 1909, the E 

lish Parliament has investigated the 

censorship of 

stage plays. Bach 

time t h e report 
has advocated its 
retention. T h e 
repo rt of 1909 
showed that t h e 
theatrical mana- 
9 a D d actors 
are in favor of 
retaining the censorship i^\' plays, tho 
the investigation was made at tie 
quesl of foiiy leading persons, many 
of whom were writers ^\ plays, who 
wished it abolished or modified. 

The agitation did not weaken the 
censorship. I.ut strengthened it. li 

extended it to sketches in vaudeville 
performances, which had previously 

been allowed without censoring. Then 
certain Motion Picture interests, be- 
ing ignorant i^\' how much real official 
censorship would hem-tit their hnsi- 

announced that they had united 
in engaging Mr. <;. A. Redford, who 
had been the official censor of si 
plays for fourteen years, to censor all 
their films. I » i i t because he is not an 
official censor, no satisfactory result 
has come from a pretended 
ship. Liverpool, Middleboro and I 

lisle have instituted local form- 

censorship of Motion Pictures, be- 
cause th«' British Board <^' Film I 
can no more control the character 

of the pictures than can our «>w i 



called National Board of Censorship, 
which has no official power and is, 
therefore, neither national nor has 
any opportunity to censor. 

There is much more reason for cen- 
soring Motion Pictures than there is 
for censoring either plays or vaude- 
ville performances. 

A play or dramatic sketch varies 
with each actor or performance, but 
a Motion Picture which is right 
morally at the beginning continues 
always the same. 

The daily newspapers print criti- 
cisms concerning the character of 
plays which consume a whole even- 
ing and run for a week or more in the 

larger cities. But four or five picture 
plays are given in one evening. No 
parent, however wise or careful, can 
decide which Motion Picture shows 
are safe for his children. 

He cannot judge by the character 
of the exhibitor, for no exhibitor can 
select the pictures he is to show. He 
has to take from the exchange what 
comes to him in the circuit, or deprive 
his patrons of seeing as many pic- 
tures as his rivals show. 

I must reserve for my next article 
a statement of the reasons for official 
censorship, and my reply to the 
objections urged against it by 'my 



IN discussing the question of censor- 
ship, I wish to say, in the first 
place, that no one has a higher or 
more sincere regard for the ability 
and sense of fairness of Canon Chase 
than I have. Altho I am opposed un- 
alterably to censorship, as repugnant 
to American ideals, yet I believe that 
many of its opponents would be will- 
ing to forego their objections if it 
were certain that the censorship 
would be permanently in the hands 
of Canon Chase, or men of his type. 
It must be remembered that we have 
to determine our course of action in 
all matters by the experiences of the 
past, and those experiences have 
taught us that in dealing with any 
rule or regulation, it never must be 
accepted under the belief th-it it is 
always to be administered fairly and 
that its evil possibilities will not be 

The only safe course to adopt is 
to assume the worst. If any rule or 
regulation is capable of degenerating 
into an instrument of oppression, or 
of some other evil consequence, it 
may be said safely that in time that 
degeneration almost surely will take 
place. I start with the proposition, 
therefore, that any censorship of 
Motion Pictures, if adopted as a prin- 

ciple, might pass into the hands of 
unscrupulous politicians and come, in 
consequence, to be administered un- 
fairly, dishonestly, and oppressively. 

For the past five years most of the 
Motion Pictures in the United States 
have been censored by the so-called 
National Board of Censorship. That 
censorship has done much good. 

It has resulted in the raising of the 
tone of the American pictures; its 
criticisms have been helpful ; its sense 
of fairness and honesty have been be- 
yond question, yet such a censorship 
is not objected "to, because it is a 
purely voluntary censorship. So long 
as its judgments and decrees com- 
mend themselves as fair, sensible, 
honest and reasonably intelligent, 
they will be adopted cheerfully. But 
if any attempt were made to convert 
such a board into a purely political 
organization, with all the evils liable 
to flow therefrom, its decisions would 
command the support neither of the 
public nor of the film producers. 

The proposition of the advocates of 
censorship is to constitute a single 
censoring body, with power to enforce 
its decrees and judgments, and ex- 
tending in its operation over the en- 
tire country. In other words, such a 
body would have the power: first, to 



require thai do picture should be 
shown anywhere in the United States 
until first submitted to i h«* censors; 
second, then to review each picture, 
approving it when it meets the per- 
sonal views of the censors, and reject- 
ing it when it does Dot ; third, to call 
upon the authorities to enforce • these 
judgments and prevenl the Bhowing 
of a condemned or unlicensed pic- 
ture ; and fourth, to require the pay- 
ment of a tax 
for the censor- 
ing of e a c h 
l> tol n re a o d 
every copy 

Is it not in- 
evitable that 
the m o in e n t 
the Americas 
people accept 
t h e principle 
of censorship 
and admit thai 
it is p r o p e r 
and right, such 
a single, cen- 
tral censorship 
board will be 
followed by 
other hodies of 
censors in the 
various states 
and municipal- 
ities 1 W bile 
we might Btarl 

out with t h c 

o ri e board of 
<• e m s o r s. we 
s h o u I il find 
ourselves, in 

the course <>f a few years, con- 
fronted by two or three hundred 
little boards of censors all over the 

country, each with its own opinions. 

each enforcing its ow n decrees, and 
each imposing a tax on the busi- 

DOBS, which the public must pay 


I )o the advocates of c< nsorahip 
realize the tremendous significance, in 
■ reactionary Bense, <>f their Bug 

rhc\ t'..r L r,t th.-it the prreal 
damentaj rights, Tor which man- 

I R VNK I.. I>YI R. 

kind contended for many cent'. 
First : the right to follow the dic- 

9 of conscience or religio 

dom ; 
Second : the righl of free speech ; 

Third : the righl of a free pn 
We should remember thai it 

only a few centuries ago that men 

wrere not allowed to worship God in 
their own v 
but only in the 
way laid down 
To them bj 
tain auto- 
authority. I;' 
they worshiped 
God according 
to their own 
eons c i e lice, 
they generally 
were burned at 
th e stake. 
buried aliv e, 
tortured, or 
b a n i B h e d . 

After reli( 
freedom w a b 

won. the righl 

of fri 
still w a - 
nied. No one 

dared, f o l- ;i 
moment. ' 

i his opin- 
ions on a n y 
matters t h a t 
did not meet 
with t h e ap 

ft] o\' the 
s a m e a u t o- 

cratic author- 
ity. If a governmenl was known to 

orrupt, the citizen or buI 
afraid t«> Bay bo, under fear of im- 
prisonment or of having his ears cut 
off <>r his Qpse slit or of actual d- 

After the greal moral victori,' againsi the governing class 
Becuring freedom o\' religion and 

h. the freedom o\' the pi 
the lasl great concession that wi 

won. The people at last won 

right to print freely, in bo 
newspapers, their opinions and a 



on any subject, being held, of course, 
accountable to the law for libel, gross 
immorality, etc. 

Now these struggles were all against 
censorship. Censors were known from 
the days of ancient Rome — men who 
set themselves up to guide their 
fellows in what they should or should 
not do. In mediaeval times the 
Church, and sovereigns who acted in 
cooperation with the Church, were 
censors who laid down rules for the 
guidance of the multitude on the sub- 
ject of religion and morals. With the 
invention of printing, first the Church 
and then the State became the censor 
and required the licensing of every 
book and paper before it could be 
issued. Then, with the development 
of the stage, that, too, became the ob- 
j e c t of censor- 
s h i p, so that 
plays, before 
they could be 
performed, had 
first to receive 
the license of the 


When our gov- 
-v erument was 
car formed, the struggle against these in- 
fo) quisitions, in this country at least, 
it had been won. Censorship was to 
v have no foothold on American soil, 
and, therefore, the first amendment 
to the Constitution provides that : 

Congress shall make no law respecting 
an establishment of religion, or prohibit- 
ing the free exercise thereof; or abridging 
the freedom of speech or of the press; 
or the right of the people peaceably to 
assemble and to petition the government 
for a redress of grievances. 

Probably every State in the Union 
has some similar provision in its 
State Constitution. In New York 
and in Ohio, for example, we find it 
embodied in substantially the follow- 
ing language: 

Every citizen may freely speak, write, 
and publish his sentiments on all sub- 
jects, being responsible for the abuse of 
that right; and no law shall be passed to 
restrain or abridge the liberty of speech 
or of the press. 

"The suggestion of censor- 
ship is a denial of personal 
liberty, of free speech and of 
a free press." 

Now, I ask my readers to ponder 
that provision of our Constitutions. 
It represents, or is supposed to rep- 
resent, the American ideal. It is the 
concrete statement of what man had 
fought for during many centuries. It 
is an epitome of human rights. It 
is the principal article of the treaty 
of peace between the common man 
and the tyrants who sought to think, 
speak, and write for him. It recalls 
as banished the sorrow of ages, the 
death of martyrs and the Spanish 
Inquisition. Is the idea repugnant to 
us that the State decree a National 
religion, with forms and ceremonies 
that we must adopt? Is the idea re- 
pugnant to us that the State insist 
that no criticism of its constitution 
or officers should be uttered? Is the 
idea repugnant to 
us that the State 
see to it that no 

newspaper or 
book is issued 
without first re- 
ceiving the ap- 
proval of a licens- 
ing authority? 
Merely to suggest 
such things in this age of freedom is 
like a proposition to arm our soldiers 
with bows and arrows. We would 
resist, as a most serious impairment 
of our personal liberty, any attempt 
to take away these great fundamental 
rights. Why cannot it be seen that 
the suggestion of censorship is a 
denial of personal liberty, a denial 
of free speech and a free press — be- 
cause the Motion Picture tells its 
story just as effectively as the spoken 
or written word ? 

The advocates of censorship say, 
in effect, to the American people: 
" These Motion Pictures are a source 
of danger to you and your children; 
they depict crime, scandal, immoral- 
ity; some of them are in shocking 
bad taste. If you should look at these 
pictures, or if your children should 
see them, you and they would become 
contaminated. We believe that the 
effect of these pictures would be to 
suggest to you and your children that 
you and they should become mur- 




derers, burglan Bud immoralists. 
We believe thai the tendency of these 
pictures would be to make you and 
your children defy the laws and be- 
come law-breakers. We believe thai 
they will make you an<l them cruel 
and bloodthirsty. We believe thai 
they will have a tendency to make 
you and your children commit sui- 
cide. Now, entertaining these beliefs, 
and with the earnesl desire to protecl 

yOU and your children so that We 

may elevate the mora] tone of the 
entire community and reduce crime 
and vice, we reserve the right to look 
over these pictures before you 
them, and if there are any pictures 
that in our opinion yon and your 
children OUghl not to be allowed to 
see. then we shall condemn them and 
not permil them 
to be shown any- 

What do Amer- 
ican citizens, in- 
heriting the greal 
const itutional 
rights of re- 
ligious freedom. 
and freedom of 
speech and of the press, think of such 

B proposition as this.' Here is a 

body of persons claiming the su- 
perior righl to do the thinking for 
the multitude on the subjeel of what 

they shall Or shall not see. They 

objeel to a picture] <>ut ii g 
never to be seen by the common man. 

Should not the common man have 

the righl of deciding for himself 
whether he approves 1 Censors are 

Only men. with all the frailties and 

weaknesses ami prejudices of their 

fellow mm. Will they never make 
mistakes.' KYiiieinher that recent 

English censorship condemned the 

"Mikado," and that one Liberal- 

minded censor refused to license any 

drama in which tin- word "heav- n " 

or "angel " appeared. 

The fact inns) imt be k»st aighl of 

that these opinions of the all powerful 

or are not t<» he confined to a 

single body, but, if the principle is 

adopt* '. in time will he extended to 

City, and township of the 

" It is not properly within the 
power of any man or body of 
men to tell us or our children 
what we shall or shall not see." 

country. Furthermore, we most not 
forget that no censor or body of cen- 
sors '-an take away from the Stat.- its 
police power, so that even if a pic- 
ture is approved by all the censoi 
the country, the owner of a theater 
still mighl be arrested and pi 
cuted for exhibiting it. because <»f its 

alleged violation of some law. The 

advocates <»f censorship must not de- 
lude themselves into the belief that 
their approval of a picture is L r <»inL r 
to grant to it the slightest immunity 

from attack by the police authorities. 

Now, as opposed to the above views, 
the opponents of Censorship maintain 
the following position: "We believe 

that it is not within the power of 
any man or body of men to tell us or 
our children what we shall or shall 
not see. We re- 
serve that right 
to ourselves. We 
refuse i<> allow 
any one to lay 
down to us what 
shall he OUT code 
of morals or t. 
We insist that we 
.shall decide those 
questions ourselves. If our children 
go to the theaters where improper 

pictures are shown, that is our look- 
out, and not the lookout of the State. 
If an improper or grossly immoral or 
licentious film be exhibited by any 
chance, the proprietor o\' the theater 
and the producers <>f the film should 

he punished wit h the greatest severity. 
We say the situation is precisely the 
same as when a newspaper prints a 

libel. We cannot prevent the paper 
from printing the Libel, bu1 we can 
hold the paper Btrictly accountable 
for doing so. We cannot prevent a 

man from Uttering scandal, hut he 

can be arrested and prosecuted for 
doing bo. We believe the American 
people are the proper cei pic- 

tures, We do not believe thai 

theater can exist at all. unless it 

rep < s. nt a respectable public senti- 
ment. A theater showing improper 
films * ill not be patronized excepl by 
those pci-sons who always are seeking 

evil, and in that event the theater 






owner will be punished and his 
theater closed by the police power." 

Our opponents probably will say 
that our position will not be effective 
in practice, because it will be difficult 
by legislation to determine what is 
or is not an improper, immoral, or 
objectionable picture. Is not this ob- 
jection an admission that the censor- 
ship is essentially an un-American 
institution? Ours is a, country of 
law, but the advocates of censorship 
place the opinion of censors above the 
law. In other words, first they 
imagine an evil, then they conclude 
that the law will not reach that evil 
to correct it, and insist that the only 
way the evil can be dealt with is 
to place the power of control in 
their own hands. Truly, a dan- 
gerous doctrine ! 

"We believe that 
if the law is inef- 
fective in reach- 
ing the pictures 
that really are 
objectionable (not 
to a small body of 
perhaps super- 
sensitive censors, 
but to the Ameri- 
can people), the proper course to 
follow is to change the law and make 
it effective. That is the American 
way to handle this question. It is 
distinctly an un-American way for 
any man or body of men to insist 
that their opinions on the subject of 
morals or taste shall be accepted as 
the opinion of the entire people. 

As a matter of fact, it is doubtful 
whether any immoral or indecent pic- 
tures, in violation of the law, are be- 
ing shown today. The late Mayor 
Gaynor, of New York City, who had 
the matter investigated, wrote as 
follows : 

When I became Mayor, the denuncia- 
tion of these Moving Picture shows by a 
few people was at its highest. They de- 
clared them schools of immorality. They 
said indecent and immoral pictures were 
being shown there. I personally knew 
that was not so. But I had an official 
examination made of all the Moving Pic- 
ture shows in this city. The result was 
actual proof and an official report that 

" I say without hesitation that 
if the advocates of censorship 
were seeking to destroy the 
Motion Picture, they could not 
adopt a more effective course." 

there were no obscene or immoral pic- 
tures shown in these places. And that 
is the truth now. Wherefore, then, is all 
this zeal for censorship over these places? 
* * * I have asked the people who are 
crying out against the Moving Picture 
shows to give me an instance of an ob- 
scene or immoral picture being shown in 
them, so that the exhibitor may be prose- 
cuted, but they have been unable to do 
so. What they insist on is to have the 
pictures examined in advance, and allowed 
or prohibited. — (Letter to Board of Alder- 
men, December 27, 1912.) 

I say without hesitation that if the 
advocates of censorship were seeking 
to destroy the Motion Picture, they 
could not adopt a more effective 
course. Not that any honest producer 
is desirous of putting out pictures 
that should be condemned. They all 
recognize that permanent success 
comes only by an 
appeal to the 
great body of 
honest and moral 
common people, 
the bone and 
sinew of our 
country. They do 
not oppose cen- 
sorship because 
they fear honest 
censorship, but because they fear it 
will develop into dishonest censorship 
and graft. If you subject the indus- 
try to such burdens in every State, 
city, and town, each one seeking its 
"fees," each enforcing its opinions, 
each providing its special license, it 
is difficult to foretell what the results 
will be. Assuredly, the Motion Pic- 
ture business will be badly handi- 
capped — whether fatally time alone 
would show. 

It does seem most unfortunate that 
the Motion Picture, with its great 
possibilities for good, should be the 
object of attack by those who, in their 
zeal, are willing to turn back the 
hands of time three hundred years. 
Whatever evil may exist can be over- 
come by perfectly lawful methods, in 
keeping with American ideals — not 
by the establishment of a weapon 
having such possibilities of inquisi- 
tion, oppression, and dishonesty as 
compulsory censorship. 

{This debate to be continued in our next issue) 




*-pin broken wine-cups lay at their 
t — the low, stone benches 
were devoid of all lint the 
trophic? kins of strange, wild beasts 
— and i... i;i and Marius were alone 
;it hist. I Ionic from a Series of hard- 
\v(in victories in Gaul, the wounds of 
Marius had been healed and well 
anointed by the homage of all Ins 
well-loved Rome, and chiefesl among 
those who bowed to his heroism was 
his pagan concubine, Dacia. 

In the heart of .Marins. cultured, a 

patrician, an Epicurean, and some- 
thing of a philosopher, there dwelt 

two persons, separate am! distinct 
< >nly the on,, had been aroused — the 
one of blood, of fierce lusts, of sen- 
sual cravings and licentious appetites. 
This pature he glutted with the gore 
of his many battlefields; with the 
revelries of the banquel and the l>aths 
primarily with Dacia. To this side 
nd\ did the voluptuous beauty ap- 
peal only to the lock of the Scarlet 
I toor did she hold the key. The other 
side lay sleeping— € side dedicated, 
all unconsciously, to victories not of 
battle-field of blood : to dim twi- 
st aisle; to achieve- 


incuts made of sterner stuff tjian 
flesh; to a love that would know the 
beauty of sacrifice and the purnine of 
renunciation: to fires 1<>n<_r burned to 
ash. And it would take a finer charm 
than possessed by Dacia to probe that 
inner shrine. 

Tn the heart ot Dacia. daughter of 
a freedmaii. reared in a certain, nn 
tutored luxury, there dwelt but one 
person — herself. And this self was 
ministered to by the handmaid- 
Materialism, robed in their vestures 
o[' scarlet and gold. More potently 
still was the wanton nature ruled by 
her mighty passion for Bfariui 

don that knew i yond 

immediate p All the wild 

animalism o( a creature strong in her 
desires was concentrated upon the 
young patrician, ami the animal 
thwarted of its mate i^ a powerful foe 

for any steel. 

11 Dacia, 91 spoke Marins. as he t< 

with the unbound ti er long, 

dark hair, "ha8l ven thought 

to tins — er — Christianity, of which 

there is much tail 

"Tt is a petty thine. Marr 

petulantly returned the beauty, far, 



with the swift instinct of the animal, 
she scented danger to herself should 
Marius embrace this sect, with its 
teachings of an asceticism danger- 
ously at variance with the warm throb 
of her pagan creed. 

Marius mused a moment. ' ' It seems 
a thing men die for," he returned, 
"and men do not die, my Dacia, for 
petty things." 

"They do not know of the joys of 
life, these Christians," exclaimed the 
girl ; ' ' they have not known the wine 
of the grape and the revelry of the 
banquet-hall — and such loves as ours, 
Marius. It is for this that life was 
made. Have not the gods of Olympus 
taught us so, and surely you do not 
forsake them, too?" 

But Marius was silent. Red lips, 
dark eyes, throbbing flesh — these 
things had been his world, and he had 
found them good. But his heart had 
been touched by the sweet, Galilean 
Kingdom of God, and calling to that 
sleeping self were hints of the forest 
aisle and vestal fires, with strange, 
blue flames, and years that were lean 
of the wine-cup and debauch. And so, 
for the first time since she had touched 
her lips to his, Dacia found Marius 
unresponsive. Well she knew, fully 
had she been trained to a knowledge 
of the wealth of her white body, to 
the value of the fire of her caress, and 
the light in her eyes that maddened 
as it lured. Full of these things, the 
proud beauty rose in scorn and shame. 

"Let the unrepentant Magdalene 
go, my Marius," she sneered; "may- 
hap some virtuous Mary will fulfill 
my place." 

With the departure of Dacia from 
the banquet-hall and from his house, 
the vaulted chamber seemed, to 
Marius, to take on a new aspect. The 
dawn of a new day struggling faintly 
in from the colonnaded apertures 
touched, with a wan distaste, the 
wine-cups and other tokens of the 
night's high revelry, and Marius 
rose from his couch with a sudden 
knowledge that his battlefields had 
brought him only the indelible scars, 
and his amours an aftermath turned 
wormwood overnight. 

Christ had said to His disciples on 
the mount, "Knock, and it shall be 
opened unto you; seek, and ye shall 
find." Yet, to many, the seeking 
leads down the path of weary years 
and constant struggles, and the find- 
ing is a Holy Grail bleedingly ac- 
quired. Christ could not return to 
His Father save thru the Crucifixion. 
Thus, with Marius, the new dawn did 
not discover a converted Christian. 
The old allegiances were many and 
powerful, and the Gospel teaching 
had reached him only thru the 
medium of more or less ardent expo- 
nents. Thru the crust of long years 
of profligate adherence to the gods of 
the senses, must come a closer call 
than that. Moreover, the city was 
under the influence of the earlier 
reign of Nero, when, if license and 
barbarousness had not reached their 
zenith and the Christians had not in- 
curred any penalty worse than con- 
tempt and ridicule, still the atmos- 
phere was charged with the trend 
things were taking. And Marius, 
unthinking, went with the populace. 

Just outside the city walls stretched, 
in a dark and silent loftiness, the 
rank and file of a great forest, 
Here, it seemed as if the stench and 
tumult of a pleasuring city could not 
reach; as if the cool air, made fra- 
grant with cedar and wild, growing 
things, breathed down a benediction 
of peace. And it was here that 
Marius sought to allay the fever in 
his veins, the longing for the din and 
fray of combat, the thirst for strife, 
red blood, fierce struggle and gory 
victory. All things had staled in his 
grasp, and he was sick at soul with 
the deadly sickness of inertia. It was 
twilight as he walked in the woods 
this day, and he was thinking on 
Christianity and the precepts that it 
taught, wondering whether, in the 
words of the crucified Christus, was 
to be found a healing peace for such 
a one as he. 

And, like an answer to his bitter 
doubt, she came, straight and clean 
and true, vestured in simple, spotless 
white, with the martyr-spirit in her 
wide, gray eyes. It was as if the 




dove from Heaven Dad lighted ;i mo- 
menl on his breast ; then, in the at- 
tempt io touch its plumage, an ugly 
stain appeared, f<»r the Bleeping thing 
in Marina's heart stirred From its 
long, long Bleep, Bank down again, 
and the animal in him rose and 
showed its fangs with erne! Inst. The 

Christian girl, Lygia, was white 

with the pallor of the Resurrection 
lilies, her eyes were deep and slum- 
brous, her lips were red and va- 
ginally sweet, and the soft lines of 
her were proudly unyielding. T 
things Marins noted, with the hungry 
eyes of the Famished, and the keenly 
appreciative ones of the connoisseur. 
And he was blinded — Minded by the 
whiteness of her flesh to the more 
sublime whiteness of her soul — 
blinded by the redness of her lips to 
the pure flame of her glowing Faith — 
blinded ^y the sea-depths of her 

to the truth and Faith they pooled. 

And so he held OUl insatiate arms for 
her soft flesh and let her Spirit pro, 

bruised and sobbing, beyond his 

uttermost reach. 

Lygia was a poor Christian, de- 
fenseless bul by the power of her 

innocence, and that availed her noth- 
ing against the clamor of Marina's 
unholy desire. Never had the abun- 
danl lures of the deplaced Dacia 

touched him with this frenzy of Long- 
ing : never, in his sated life, had he 
craved as he craved the while aloof- 

of this girl, and he told her so, 

with prayer in his passion, as he bore 

QUmbed with terror, to his home. 

In the city of Rome were two per- 
sons with l.ut one desire to deal 
Rfarius, the patrician, a deadly Mow. 

( )ne of the two v. I us. who was 

generally supposed to i>,- confidant 
and close Friend to Marius. They had 

Fought dde by side in the wars with 

Gaul; had competed, with evident 
amicability, in affairs of the senate ; 
had hem constantly Been together in 
the amphitheater, and always Fre- 
quented tin- same hat lis at the s;ime 
To .Marius. [east of all, caine 

suspicion of perfidy on the part 

is friend Y.t. bet the 

\er-y existence of these apparent 
bonds, did Caasius harbor hate and 
burn for revenge. True, they had 
Fought on the same battlefields, hut to 

Marius had come the laurel wreaths — 
to him the homage and the fruits of 
victory. True, they had Frequ 
the amphitheater and the baths in all 
congeniality together, hut to Marius 
had come the general acclaim, the 
universal attention, the glances from 
the fairest maids and proudest 
matrons. On himself there fell the 
crumbs from Marina's banquet-table. 

Even to the beautiful wanton. Dacia. 
was this true, for she had turned to 
him from Marius, in the unflattering 
need of consolation. 

And Dacia 's was the other heart 
filled to the fiery brim with stinging 
hate. And her hate was the deadly 
iiate of a woman who has loved and 
been abandoned, who has loved with 
her fiercest passion, her most insen- 
sate entirety, and been usurped 
Like electric elements in a storm 
flame meets flame and leaps ml 
consuming pillage, BO Dacia and I 
sins turned, the one to the other, for 
the destruction of Marius. And the 
weapon they chose to inflict the keen- 
est pain was the Christian maid. 

Dacia had seen them together — had 
glimpsed the white flesh of the mar- 
tyred maid, the blue of her eyes, the 
glorious Curves of her hotly, and had 

reali/.ed, with an anguished pain, that 
here was a beauty such as she could 

never hope to attain. She did not 
know that it was Purity that set this 

girl apart and made her of angel stuff. 
And she had seen Marius as he Looked 
on Lygia, and had realized, too, that 

his eyes had never- held that look for 
her. She saw the passion in them, 
hut she diil not see the prayer — the 
Worship that was o( the spirit . \ en as 
it was o\' the tlesh. Vov her had heen 

the weed; For Lygia was bloss om ing 

the flower. And the weed had heen 
dearer to her than life, while Lygis 
held the opening flower with cold, re- 
luctant fingi 

In an anteroom o( Daeia's tiny 
palace, hitherto maintained for her 


by Marius, and adorned thruout with 
tokens of his dead love, the two con- 
spirators plotted the doom of Marius, 
thru his love for the Christian maid. 

"Look you, my Cassius," said 
Dacia, "I have thought out the surest 
revenge — it is the despoiling of the 
Christian's accursed beauty. Our 
Marius, the Epicurean, could not find 
pleasure in a maimed thing — he dotes 
too dearly on the rounded cheek, the 

supple form, the sparkling eye " 

Cassius interposed. 

"So we have had evidence, fairest 
of Romans,' ' he made tribute. 


"And so we shall have evidence 
again ! ' ' Dacia, the courtesan, 
leaned nearer Cassius, and the 
sparkle in her eyes was fire; "so we 
shall have evidence again, my 
friend," she repeated, "for, when 
Lygia, the Christian, returns to her 
lover a crippled, distorted thing, shall 
he not cast her forth in loathing and 

turn again to Pacia? And then " 

The fire gleamed in her eyes again, 
with a leaping, hungry light. 

"And then?" prompted Cassius. 

And then Marius, the patrician. 



shall beg for his favors." the beauty 
made reply, "and T shall keep the dis- 
torted Lygia as a slave, to Lei Mariua 
compare as, " 

A ml before they parted for the 
baths that morning it had been 
planned the throwing of Lygia into 
the linn's den till the beast should 
hare torn from the girl all semblance 

of earthly lowliness, while still leav- 
ing to her the breath of life. The 
n.\t morning, while Marina should 
it the baths, was the time ap- 
pointed, for Cassins had knowledge 
of the fad thai Lygia spent thai time 

in a tiny temple of .Marius's palace, 

praying to the Chrisl Who had trod 
the martj r'a path before her. 
And cond time, the 

Christian maid was flung befoi 

I-, asi v ^ cond time her body 

to I"' ravaged and vandal 

while, high above, her tortured soul 
kepi clean and unafraid. At hast 
this second beasl would free that 
struggling soul, wh'le the firsl kepi it 
a bond Blave in the > onfines '' the 
bodj . 

When Caseins, closelj followed by 
D i ntered tin- tiny cl 

house that fateful moi ning, 
i ls< friend hesitated an ins 

on the threshold of this deed. Per- 
haps it was the girl'8 white loveliness 
that awed him — perhaps the sorrow- 
ing Chrisl breathed in his heart. 

"Dacia, lady.'' he whispered, "tins 
is a foul thing we do. Nero himself 
is worthy its conception." 

Dacia laughed harshly. "You, too, 
my Cassins," Bhe sneered; "even 
here wouldsl have Marius, the patri- 
cian, wint" 

And the Borrowing Christ stretehed 
forth His pitying hands as the Chris- 
tian maid was seized, for the lusl 

a concubine and the perfidy of a 


Two slaves in the employ of Marius 

saw the thing that was done, and. be- 
cause they had Come to love the 
gentle maid, they tlew to their lord ; i 
the baths and told him that 1/ 
the Christian, had been ahdir 
And they told him whence she v>as 


Then, thru the sloth t^( a lihertine 
youth and the eynieism ol a glutted 

manhood, the sleeping thing swob 

Marius's luvast — awoke till e. 

sanctuary ^( his heart was flooded 

with a white light, and his proud 

I ead bowed in shame for the things 

that he had done. In th. vhite light 


(Wo visions came to him, and he 
mddered as he saw — one was a 
lan, with thorn-encircled brow and 
jjWy redly pierced; the other was an 
\ ao touched maid, with the whiteness 
,)of Kesurrection lilies, and in his ear 
/they seemed to whisper: "Ye know 
not what ye do." 

"When he reached the lion's lair, 
the maid had been tossed in, and the 
great beast was snarling and show- 
ing his hungry teeth ; yet Marius saw, 
with a great throb, that Lygia was 
smiling, and he knew why. As he 
/ leaped into the den, between the 
\ maddened beast and the motionless 
| girl, he knew that it was not the body 
| of Lygia he was facing death to save, 
! but the fame-bright soul of her. He 
v heard Dacia's gasping scream, sensed 
Cassius's raucous shout; then saw 
them turn and flee, and, as they 
turned, he raised the maid, with one 
strong arm, above the lion 's den. For 
an instant only he swerved with the 
impact of his own force ; then recoiled 
to safety just as the great beast 

They walked in a deep silence to 
the palace of Marius, and well Lygia 
knew that she was his forever; that 
now she owed to him her unvalued 


life, and that, as recompense, she must 
stay thru all the years in his luxuriant 
palace, sated with his jewels and 
tainted with his love. 

When they reached the marble 
structure, Marius led her to a tiny 
grove overlooking the city and bade 
her sit on the low bench, while he 
stood beside her. His eyes were O.ark 
and sad, and his face was very grave. 

"Lygia," he said, "dost see this 
great city lying below us ? ' ' 

"Yes, Marius," returned the girl, 
wondering at the stillness of his voice. 

"It is mine to pillage as I will," 
the young patrician said; "all my 
life I have filched from it lordly 
honors, have amassed its rarest gold, 
have plundered it of its fairest 
women. It has sated me with its 
wines, feasted me at its banquets, and 
then, one day, I knew that it had 
given me — nothing. It was the day I 
saw you, my Lygia, and I knew then 
that, should all the satiety of those 
other years lie on one side and you 
on the other, it is to you that I must 
turn. That much I saw — no more. 
Now, oh ! Lygia, hear me, my beloved 
— hear this wretched Marius, who lias 
wronged you in the folly of a blinded 
love. My eyes have been opened, my 







Lygia, and il is your Christ Who has 
healed their sight. It is not the light 
of your eyes I crave dow, nor the 
bloom of your mouth ; no1 the flower 
of your body. It is your soul 1 want, 
my beloved; it is your love. I wanl 
you to lead me to the heights whereon 
you tread, to teach me of your faith 
and cleanse my bouI with your 
strength and trust. And it' this can- 

qo1 be, oh, Roman maid " Here 

Marius paused, for he saw rising be- 
fore him the dark cross of Renuncia- 
tion, and his BouI fell the bloody 
at, •• [f this cannol be," he con- 
tinued slowly, "thru am I ready to 
, Mount Gethsemane alone. And you 
ma.\ go." 


Lygia turned, and her 
on him with a passion oi 

"Oh, Marius." sin- san 
"why have you said tli 
thai the time has passed t ) 
you took my body, you drov 
soul. It can forgive, but . 
forget, and never can it n 
shall pray for you. Marius, 
hearted, and the cruel, and t 
fied will bring you peace." 
Be watched her as e 
Btraighl and clean and true 
iu spotless white, with tb 
spirit in her wide, gray i 
him lay the city of Rome under the 
reign of the Antichrist ; over him 
stretched the limitless heavens, and 
from them Beemed to sound a gentle 
voice: "Knock, and it shall be opened 
unto you— seek, and ye shall find. 

Marius dropped to his knees, and a 
strange peace filled his hearl and 
seemed to suffuse his entire being 
with a benedictory calm. 

I tirisl Crucified !" he whispered, 
-Christ Crucified!" T1 low, 

.., li;lVt . i ns1 _ y{ t kavi I 



111 yi 

Moving Picture War 


\ big -'.oil- of picture players 
I me i" Hicki Ille jreaterdaj , 

• out "i"'- | i old farm scenes 

:l thrilling war time play. 
i he Blue against the Graj 
farmers looked on and sav 
\i,.\ ing Picture armies flgh1 
Borne bl ly Btlrring scenes of war. 

They borrowed Old Jed ?routj - 

\,,.i then Btlrred things np =» bit, 
While the farmers watched the i 

Hake another picture hit 
In m rain of bullets soldier* fell 

The cannons roared, In a war like waj ! 
But after the battle, 'twas tunny 

mi the "dead soldiers" walked away. 

< 2i^!!lttLARo( 



This story was written from the Photoplay of GEORGE CAMERON 

The slow-drawn moan of a 'cello 
and the robin-notes of a flute 
marked the tempo of a dance in 
the Belgradin mansion. Above their 
somnolent measure, like wraiths of 
blown fog, the lilting strokes of a 
violin, in the hands of a maestro, 
scrolled out a message to pulsating 
hearts and feet. 

Agnes stood with her mother in a 
fern-bowered alcove of the reception- 
room. It was not past midnight, but 
her pallor and tired eyes were in 
sharp contrast to the flushed faces 
that beamed into hers — beautiful 
faces that, as the early morning came, 
dropped their rosy masks and paled 
;o the color of milk in the rumbling 
wagons outside. 

The affair was another triumph — 
so each guest whispered, with unvary- 
ing monotony, to the youthful hostess, 
and in her heart she felt that Agnes 
was safely launched on the seas of 
loc'al success. It had cost a cool two 
housand — the lights, the flowers, the 
prodigality of dainty dishes; the 
services of Harko, the gypsy violin- 
ist — and the returns were already 
evident. The late-coming, gilded 
youths from cabaret and opera flitted 
about Agnes, or folded her in the 


arms of the tango or matiche. To 
the enchanting measures the pale girl 
fled down the rooms like the Spirit of 
the Storm. There was a lack of aban- 
don, a graceful aloofness about her 
dancing that provoked and charmed. 
And with the dawn of a new day, a 
shell-pink color crept to her cheeks. 

In Mr. Belgradin 's library the 
blinds were drawn. A single desk- 
light burned its worn filament, that 
trembled in the touch of gliding 
slippers below. The safe lay open, 
and the contents of the document- 
drawers were heaped on the desk be- 
fore the solitary tenant. 

Once during the night Agnes, pale, 
clear-eyed, had appeared before him, 
and he had hastily shoved back the 
interminable papers, to light a fresh 
cigar. After that, the man with the 
haunted eyes and fleeting smile took 
to the ceaseless juggling of his records 
again. And with the break of day, 
an elfin light worked under the drawn 
shade to straighten out the head 
bowed over its desk. 

With a heart-tearing sigh, Mr. Bel- 
gradin summoned back his fleeting 
senses and again bent to his task. 
The pile of unpaid bills, the heap of 
dunning letters, the dwindling assets 



of his banking l)iisi n.-s>. cadi spelt 

ruin to the fear-haunted eyes. The 

mocking music wafted up to him. ami 
his fingers worked faster over their 
task. Agnes and her mother should 
oever know the cost. 

Hut tin- hour came when t he music 
ceased and the house below quieted to 
the stillness of oighl in a churchyard. 
The hist motor-car had purred up to 
the doors and had whirled away with 
its ghostly freight. Slippered feet 
stoic toward the library, and Agnes 
and Mrs. Belgradiu entered softly, to 
surprise the man who had taken no. 
comfort in their reception. 

As they drew near, the gray nimhus 
of his hair lay scattered in silly aban- 
don over the arm of Iris chair. 

"Francis! you cannot guess how 
we have missed you. ' ' 

No answer, and the fixed eyes 
stared in a line with the ruin on the 

The girl was the first to know it. 
and she stood too dazed to speak or 
to cry out. 

Mrs. Belgradin flung herself wildly 
upon the thin breast of the dead man, 
and the high catch of her sobs 
brought the startled servants trooping 
into the room. 

"Francis! Francis! Cruel, cruel! 
Ah ! why did you not call for me at 
the end?" 

Bui to the blue-white girl the words 
meant nothing — her lips and eyes 

gave out no sign of life. Her heart, 

like his. Seemed locked in the vast 

.Mrs. Belgradin waited in the 
privacy Of her boudoir. It was on a 
dismal afternoon, a week after the 
sudden death of her husband, and the 

tense, alert look had not left her face. 

Doctor Loring Brent, the young 

family ph\ sh-ian. was closeted in the 

library, alone with her husband's 
papers* At last she heard his quick 

Step and half-rose !<> meet him. 

"Well .'" 

The young doctor's face was 
study in diplomacy. He advanced 

with precision and sat down. 

" I can only confirm your casual 

inspection/' he said quietly; ''Mr. 
Belgradin 's own figures, written 
while death tapped on his sbouldcr. 
are the truth of his assets." 

"Then we arc ruinedf" 

"Hardly that"— his face twisted 
into a promissory smile — "with el 
management, you and Agnes have 
enough to live on for a year." 

Mrs. Belgradin mapped, and 

she restrained herself from speaking, 
only with an effort. 
, "You have been a son to me," she 
said, after a pause. 

The doctor, too, struggled with an 
unspoken thought; then 
He had slipped into his heavy coal 
and stood with bis hand on the front- 
door knob, when something brushed 
his shoulder. 


That pallid, delicate face of the 
tragic night looked up into bis. The 
shock of a sudden resolve set him to 
trembling. In an instant he shook 
himself free of his overcoat and drew 
her bands into his. 

"It bas come, dear — the bursting 
of the barrier that kept us apart." 

Her wide eyes filled with happh 

"Loring! We may tell my mother 



"Yes, she is alone with her 
thoughts. I'm crazy to close this 
great mockery of a house and to take 

you both with me." 

As lie spoke. Doctor Brent faced 

the girl about, and together they 
mounted the stairs. Mrs. Belgradin 

sat as he had left her, the statu 

inscrutable despair. 

"I am bringing Agnes with me." 
began the pleading *oi - my 

promised wife. Surely, with your 
changed circumstances ami your 
knowledge of me, you will welcome 

the news .'" 

Mrs. ftelgradfr] half- recoiled from 

the words. The lightning thong] I 
a drowning man seemed to flash thru 
her brain. 

"You are still young, Loring — 
Agnes is a child. Go away (^v a 3 

If you still love each other, then 1 
will consent." 
The young man raised Agnes'a 



hand and pressed it reverently to his 
lips: the repressed love-token of a 
truce and a promise made. 

1 ' There will be no compromise, ' ' he 
said. ' ' I agree to your terms. I sup- 
pose you will trust us as far as the 

Mrs. Belgradin smiled assent — an 
agreeable smile that covered the 
marks of her victory. And in a scant 
minute, the lovers stood in the hall- 
way again. 

"It is not long — a year, dear ; and 
I will write you as doggedly as " 

"My long letters to you, Loring, 
will come as regular as " 

She hesitated for a word, in the 
satiety of her young happiness. 

He was tempted beyond reason to 
seize her and to kiss the pallor from 
her smooth cheeks, but the knightli- 
ness of his truce held him back 

The door opened and closed sud- 
denly, and, without even the touch of 
her hands, the beginning of his vigil 
had commenced. 

Two months sped by — days of 
hopes and fears for Agnes ; for each 
blast of the postman 's whistle brought 
a pounding to her heart that, with no 
letter from Loring, caused it almost 
to stop beating. Each day she locked 
herself in her room and drew him 
close beside her on the nibs of her pen. 
Her heart quite wearied itself out in 
the writing of unanswered, letters, 
and the high flame of her hope burned 
lower and lower, until its glow was 
not enough to warm even her fragile 

And with the eyes of a connoisseur, 
Mrs. Belgradin measured the girl, 
until the time came when fear had 
crept into the icy bed of trustfulness. 

"It is humiliating to me," she said, 
"to think that you should continue to 
think of a man who has forgotten you, 
and I have planned a surprising 
antidote for you. I am going to 
close up shci. and run over to 

Agnes scarcely heard the words 
and set about her packing in a half- 
hearted manner. Not so with Mrs. 
Belgradin, however. Squires, the 

plump and faithful housekeeper, was 
fairly worn thin from three days of 
constant living on the stairs and the 
taking of endless instructions from 
her incisive mistress. 

"Now remember," she instructed, 
as the taxi drew up to the door, "give 
no one my address — we are simply 
abroad on a visit." 

Mrs. Belgradin had wirelessed for 
reservations at the Cecil, that hotel 
being the gathering-place of rich, ex- 
patriated colonials, and for a woman 
with little or no money the suite she 
picked out was an elaborate one. 

The first day of her stepping 
ashore, and the ensuant call of the 
Honorable Harry Furniss, proved the 
method of her madness. The Honor- 
able Harry had been one of the guests 
at Mrs. Belgradin 's reception. He 
had confided in her his quest of the 
Golden Fleece in the shape of an 
American girl with a rich papa. Mrs. 
Belgradin had consented to look out 
for him; hence their bond of sym- 
pathy. Now the shoe was on the other 
foot, and Mrs. Belgradin confided in 
the Honorable Harry. 

It was after he had stared at her 
quite unintelligently for the measure 
of three full minutes that the younger 
son appeared even to hear her. 

"I get you!" he exclaimed. "It's 
quite fortunate that the cards are in 
my hands. Geoffrey Mar she, the Aus- 
tralian millionaire, is stopping at the 
Cecil, and I have a speaking ac- 
quaintance with him. Watch it 

' ' Not a word to Agnes. I am prac- 
tically at the end of my resources — 
say a fortnight's board money." 

The Honorable Harry appraised 
the costly living-room. Two bright 
red spots appeared in his cheeks. 

"You're a born gambler," he cried. 
"I like it. Where I've been punting 
along, you stake your last coin. I'll 
produce your gentleman this very 

A week of jumbled events crowded 
by, with no sense of order, except to 
the marshalling eyes of Mrs. Bel- 
gradin. Geoffrey Marshe had been 


duced, and immediatelj fell 


, him aim- si rudely, and 
. m ai an added ap 

in her natui 

and the 
. day of I. is attendance, 
• alone In the rtateli 
the private living room, 
radin and the Honorable Harrj 
adjourned to the supp 
and one, if ool both, fell thai 
the play of hearl inl > 


In an hour ti >peared, and 

■ | naV( .... .,• . enjoyed myself in 
your home," he said, bowing 
- Belgradin'fl hand, "and mj 
,,,,h thai my happiness is aol 
beaming into 
lenly hardened. "Perhaps i1 
WO uld be better if Miss Belgradin ex- 
plained things more fully. Good- 
night to yon all." 

Honorable Harry losl oo time 

in following his friend from the room. 

evidently due, in wl 
Mrs Belgradin was aboul to enact the 
par1 f both judge and jury, and he 
.1 family jai 


Agn< - Bal gazing into tl the 

light playing on her Blight face. 

• He's a g 1 man." she -aid. with- 
out looking up— "an honest, out- 
spoken man. with the lure oi a big, 
pen country in his way. And yi 
couldn'1 love him— I jusl couldn t 

Mr.. Belgradin 's voice '• to 

meel the wistful note in the gii 

•• [f you rani forgel Lorii - 
said -"and 1 know i1 » hard— 

you should think of me." Her hand 
wen l out to Agnes's shoulder 
tectingly. "Our last penny is spent 
m an efforl to forgel him, and my 
sacrifice is complete." 

The girl turned, her great 
shining strangely thru their I 
■ I'll marry Mr. Mars' 
simply; "there's no other way." 

It was the quietest of 
w e d d ings by Bpecial 
license; yel it found 
way into the newspa] 
a nd eventually traveled 
3S the Atlantic to lie 
in wait in hold COpy at 

the breakfast table i 
certain rising young 
brain specialist. 

rfrrv fcfarshe, Au- 

lian millionaln 

adtn, American b< 
enjoying their hi 

moon on Ifarslie'a yacht. 

Loring Brenl let the 
paper Blip from his fin- 
gers, and his staring 

ed to Be a re h the 
worlds i 

And. at t h e selfsame 
moment, the swan-whit^ 

■ m i D I 

saucily into the 
low-hanging curtain oi 

\ 1 1, wrapped 


in a shepherd's plaid, stood leaning" 
over the rail. She inhaled, with ap- 
parent relief, the steam-like fog shut- 
ting down around her and veiling 
her face like a nun's. 

' ' Agnes ! ' ' 

A heavy voice, with a note of 
solicitude, called thru the vapor. She 
shuddered and drew her plaid close 
oyer her eyes. 

" Ah ! so you are here alone ? ' ' 

The awkward bulk of Geoffrey 
Marshe loomed thru the fog, and he 
felt his way quickly to her side. 

"My dear little girl/' he said, try- 
ing to catch her eyes, "I feel that 
you are dreadfully alone. Perhaps 
our marriage is a mistake. God 
knows!" Her mute look confirmed 
his fears. "You have a woman's 
heart, that I alone have not touched 
— even our silly guests below share 
something of your friendship." 

"You do not understand," she 
moaned; "I cannot tell you." 

"My understanding* is big, Agnes 
— confide in me." 

But she held herself silent before 
him, and, with a sigh, he turned and 
went down the companionway. 

Thru the gray, sightless day that 
followed, the Rhoda steamed under 
half-headway, her siren screaming a 
warning at nerve-racking intervals. 
Agnes appeared, in full evening- 
gown, in the dining-saloori at the 
dinner hour, and Geoffrey Marshe 's 
eyes never left her face. With the 
conclusion of the meal, he excused 
himself and, flinging on his oilers, 
went up to the mist-covered deck. 

Agnes flung open the piano and 
started a gay song, the Honorable 
Harry and the other young people 
trolling out the choruses. The fever- 
ishly-struck notes and thin voices 
sounded dreadfully tin-panny and 
dismal to Marshe, and he started to 
climb the Rhoda's swaying bridge. 

Suddenly a tremor, preceded by a 
slight jar, crept over the frame of 
the Rlioda, and her engines pounded 
violently. Soft-soled feet and heavy 
sea-boots pounded on her decks, and 
Marshe, dripping with moisture, ap- 
peared before his guests. 

"She's struck," he said quietly,. 
"and making water fast. We had 
better get our things together at 



As he spoke, the Rhoda gave a 
sickening lurch and careened badly 
to one side. There followed the blows 
of sliding furniture, the crash of 
broken glass, and blank darkness 
filled the saloon. 


Again* Marshe's voice, faint and 
pain-ridden, broke the silence. A 
heavy electrolier had crashed down 
on liim. cutting a deep gash in his 

The girl crept in the direction of 
his call. Above, the crew were lower- 
ing the boats, and the tackle shrilled 

warningly in the blocks. 

"It's too late— Agnes " 

As the girl reached his side and 
pressed her bands into his, the words 
stumbled into nothingness. Agnes 's 
brain sang crazily, bul it was pitiable 
to lei him die bo, and Bhe dragged at 
his armpits in a frantic effort to free 
him from the fallen furniture. 

The captain fell his way down the 
tilted stairway and flashed his lan- 
tern thru the room. Its circle of lighl 
■lit Agnes and her fallen hus- 


'Quick '" Bhe panted ; "help me to 

g< t him on deck. " 

II' a dead and gone, Mrs Marshe 


— you'd better keep awav from 

Agnes 's eyes flashed in the murky 
light, and she turned again to the 
prostrate man. She never knew just 
how they managed to pull or slide 
him up the stairs and out upon the 

A heavy sea was breaking sullenly 
on the Rhoda' s decks, which were 
now awash, and only one small boat 
remained to put off. As Agnes and 
the captain pulled Marshe's body to- 
ward it. a mountainous wave rose up 
out of the sea. glided toward the 

prostrate vessel, and combed waist - 

high over her. 
Agnes and the captain were swept 

into the water, and Marshe's body 

flung itself across the decks and 
tangled into a mass of fallen rigging. 

hi the sparc of a laboring minute that 
seined a drawn-out lifetime, the cap- 
tain's shout was answered by Harry 
l-'nrniss. and the BtrUgglen were 
pulled into his small boat. 

The following morning, with the 

fog lifting, they w m by I 

Dover packet and landed safely on 

English shores, By various ways the 

Other boats reached land, but none o\' 

them contained Agnes 's mother. She 


had last been seen in her stateroom, 
with her jewels scattered about her, 
and pulling at a jammed drawer, 
evidently in search of her money. 
Poor martyr to gold, the sea had 
long since taken toll of her futile 

It might have been, too, his trial by 
sea that brought the manliness in the 
Honorable Harry Furniss to the sur- 
face, for he did his best to comfort 
Agnes, and when her grief developed 
into strange, brooding spells, he ac- 
companied her across the Atlantic 
and installed her in her old home. 

It had become a gloomy, tenantless 
place, filled with constant memories 
of her parents, and the Honorable 
Harry decided to consult Doctor 
Brent as to what further should be 
done for her. 

And thus came about the meeting 
of these two — as physician and pa- 
tient, with the incurable past welling 
beneath their surfaces. 

She told him all: of her marriage 
for money, her mother's entreaties 


and threats, her saddened life with 
the man she was unable to love, and 
his tragic ending, with his love-call 
for her on his dying lips. 

Loring Brent's silent diagnosis was 
that she needed the companionship o\ 
a loved one far greater than treat- 
ment, and he resolved to be thai man. 
She was changed, with a grieved, 
haunted look in her greal eyes; but 
he meant to drive it away and to 
warm her heart back to life and its 
happy throbs. 

The finding of their intercepted 
letters in Mrs. Belgradin's desk, and 
the reading of them to each other in 
the ghostly library, was a strang< - 
of proposal, but il brought a plag 
soft lights int" her ey< - again and 
a hectic color to her cheeks. 

After the interval of a year, Agnes 
Marshe quietly married 
Brent, and five years of perfi 
panionship, with the giving and tak- 
ing of little sacrifices, paa 
smoothly away. A worshipful to 
girl was horn ii^ them, and I 

" \ INKS 

1 1 tor Brent's tj rant 


: learnt to look back on 
frightful dn 

Bold, and 
• memory, held I 


bich th( 
and th< 

of the 

d to 

M I ' 

• . • S.S 

And then, as her eyes clung to his 
- 1 1 1 * 1 he did nol appear to r< 
her, her fears quieted, and sh< 
down to listen to the remarkable 
ord of his cat 

" I know nothing of my past lit'.'." 
In- began, "previous to my rescue bj 
fishermen off th< at France, 

M\ body was picked up on the deck 
sinking yacht, and. in a 
rs, she dove under the wal 
bur} ing .-ill means of identification. 

" For years 1 lived among 
simple people, until an artist vis 
our coasl one summer and took an in 
si in my cas< . We became friend* 
and I accompanied him to P. 
\VhiI< showed me tl 

and. with \ madman's luck back of 
me. I won a fabulous sum of mi 
" My friend and I decided thai I 
■ -'ill n specialist D< 
aux. who Iims just left us — and 
in turn, t ; t k i n lt a deep interest in 
singular case, decided to consult 



the famous Doctor Brent. 
So here I am, your guest, 
with only a scar on my 
head. and five years in a 
fishing- village to show for 
my forty-odd years. ' ' 

The strange recital 
came to an end, and 
Agnes sat, drawn, tense, 
locked in the burning 
prison of her emotions. 

"God pity me! My 
husband ! I am 1 o s t — 
mercy — mercy ' ' 

The broken, unheard 
words forced themselves 
from her torn heart. 

The conviction had 
slowly dawned upon 
Agnes that this man be- 
fore her was no other 
than her husband, Geof- 
frey Marshe. His hair 
had grizzled somewhat ; 
the sea had leathered his 
cheeks ; his accent and 
gestures were somewhat 
changed — but the man, 
his story, his sprawling 
bulk, the flecks of ochre in his eye- 
balls, curiously like a great cat's — all 
this was Geoffrey Marshe. 

Her eyes could never leave him 
now, this man who was to be operated 
upon in the morning, and when she 
measured the ruin it would spell for 
Loring Brent and the blasting of her 
own sweet life, she was tempted to 
beg "Monsieur of the Sea" to live on 
without tampering w r ith fate and to 
forego an operation to restore his 

All thru the dull night she sat 
huddled, thinking this thing out. 
Should she leave Loring at once, or 
wait until Geoffrey Marshe recognized 
her ? The result was inevitable, when 
once his memory should be restored, 
and she felt herself as shocking as a 
leper the way she had tangled these 
two strong men's lives. 

And with the coming of dawn and 
a clinic nurse arriving from the hos- 
pital, she still sat helplessly in the 
coils of her indecision. 

When the hour for the operation 



arrived, she could restrain herself no 
longer, but went below. It was 
deathly quiet behind the closed door 
of the operating-chamber, and she 
judged that an anaesthetic had been 
administered to M. De La Mer. 

Ten minutes passed, a half-hour, 
and no sound came from within ; then 
she heard the sound of a quick, low 
command from Doctor Brent, and the 
swift rustle of starched skirts. 

There came a sharp creaking from 
the operating-table, as tho some strong 
man labored in agonv, and then: 


Her name came trumpeting in 
clear, piteous appeal from the suf- 
ferer. Then all was silent again. The 
tears sprang into her eyes as she 
knew he had passed away. His big 
heart had failed to survive the shock 
of taking up his past life where it 
had suddenly been cut off. And she 
knew that the call of "Agnes!" was 
stronger than life, as lasting as death 
— an everlasting sweet memory to 
treasure in her secret mind. 

I »• It » I 

In the December number we offered a prize of $10 in gold for the best answer 
to this question, in 200 words or less. The contest is still open, and will 
remain open for another month. Many and diverse have been the answers 
received thus far, and some will, doubtless, prove exceedingly helpful to the 
persons engaged in various branches of the industry, while others contain 
nothing new and nothing that everybody does not know. 

Mr. Harold Cram, of Burlington, Vt., says that the improvement most 
needed is ' ' flickerless films and stereoscopic pictures, ' ' and a great many will 
agree with him, but where is the man who can tell how this is to be done ? 

Many readers declare that "attention to details" in the pictures is most 
important, and they cite numerous instances where slight mistakes have 
detracted from the interest taken in the picture. Quite a number object to 
"multiple-reel" subjects, among others Miss Ehoda Myers, of Charleroi, Pa., 
who says : "The people get tired of watching three-reel features, and they like a 
change." Mrs. W. C. Baynes, of South Boston, Va., is strong for the 
"elimination of so much hugging and kissing in the films," and not a few 
others agree with her. M. T. Gibson, of Brooklyn, holds a lance for "appro- 
priate music for each photoplay," and he gives ludicrous instances of inap- 
propriate music he has heard. Mr. George F. Gauding, a prominent exhibitor 
of Pittsburgh, speaks from a wide experience, and he maintains that the so- 
called "split-reel comedies" should be improved, either by having the second 
subject on the reel played by a different cast, or by making it a "scenic, 
educational or historic." Mr. Edward J. Browning objects most to "the way 
pictures are cut toward the end — the way they are shortened," and adds that 
just as we are getting interested, the picture ends. He will, doubtless, agree 
with that large number of critics who think that it is a mistake to assume that 
every reel must be precisely 1,000 feet in length, and who think that the film 
should end where the story ends, whether it make a 650-foot reel or a 1,050-foot 
reel — quality, not quantity. Frederick Piano, of Fishkill, N. Y., makes the fol- 
lowing interesting comments: 

In my opinion, the most needed and desirable improvement in the Motion Picture 
industry would be in the scope of the camera — a camera capable of throwing upon the 
screen a picture of twice the present proportions. I see no reason why the 
present width of film could not be increased to two inches, a type of camera constructed 
that would accommodate such a film, and a lens powerful enough properly to reflect 
the picture. With such a machine the beautiful productions that are now simply 
"attempted" would become possible; the characters, instead of being grouped within 
a nine-foot limit, could be spread out naturally and with some degree of artistic or 
dramatic arrangement. Characters moving about minus their legs or tops of heads, 
the necessity of constantly panoraming after them in order to keep them "in the 
picture," would be a thing of the past, and the artistic as well as a perfect develop- 
ment of the Motion Picture will have been reached. 

Guy Haythorn, of Wichita, Kan., has something quite new to suggest : 

I suggest that there is needed a "National Board of Educators," something on the 
order of the National Board of Censorship. This board should pass on all films dealing 
in any way with historical or scientific subjects, and guarantee that such films are 
accurate as to the presentation of the subjects dealt with. If the scene is laid in 
Queen Elizabeth's time, for instance, the board should certify that the costumes, all 
buildings and architecture, etc., are historically accurate, and that they give a correct 
idea of the manners and customs of that age. I have lately seen picture plays purport- 
ing to show scenes in the life of the cavemen, which certainly give a false idea of the 



appearance of prehistoric man. I believe teachers and educators would welcome such 
a move as this. 

Another improvement would be an increase in the size of the screen now used. s<> 
that very large scenes a baseball game, or a three-ring circus, lor instance — could be 
more accurately represented than is now possible. 

Jean Sibley, of Birmingham, Ala., is evidently opposed to all forms of 
censorship, and argues as follows: 

Answers to this question are numberless in the eyes of many people, but to all 
educated and broad-minded people the question of censorship conies first and foremost 

The industry of making Motion Pictures is just past infancy, and. like all other 
really meat achievements, has had to stand ridicule and contempt from its rival, the 
legitimate stage, and from the genera] public. These obstacles have been overcome, for the 
photoplay has become one of the most popular amusements thruout the world, and. 
today, the stage and the Moving Pictures are engaged in a struggle for supremacy 

Immoral and risque* plays are produced, and every adverse criticism is only a boost 
to their popularity. With the Motion Pictures, such a thing is impossible, on account 
of the National Board of Censorship, whose duty it is to pass upon every film before it 
is released for exhibition. This brings up the question: "Is it fair for any kind of 
Stage play to be produced unmolested, while the photoplay must be restricted to a tiny 
sphere of themes?" 

The Moving Pictures are hampered because of censorship. The photoplaywriirht 
must keep his plot within certain narrow bounds, and the players of che silent drama 
are held so tightly by the chains of censorship that unless they are soon released the 
pictures will become too hackneyed and monotonous to sit thru. 

The only solution to this problem is: Let the public be judge of whether the 
Moving Pictures should he so severely censored. 

Curtis L. Anders, of Commerce, Tex., writes mostly of minor faults : 

Too much importance is attached to keeping the actor's face toward the camera. 
The naturalness of the situation is often sacrificed on this account. For instance. 
the heroine is seated in a parlor; the hero enters; she poses contentedly, without turn- 
ing her head, until he gets around where she can see him without turning her face 
away from the camera. The natural way would be to arise and greet the newcomer in 
the way that the situation demanded. The audience dont object to seeing the back of 
the head occasionally. 

Another thing that looks ridiculous is where a couple is getting married, and the 
minister stands behind the contracting parties. Whoever saw a ceremony performed 
in this manner? 

In "Westerns" I often see the cowboys carrying a pistol on the left hip in front. 
Who ever heard of a right-handed man carrying a pistol anywhere but on the right 
hip? In getting on a horse they catch the saddle-horn with the right hand. The 
proper way is to catch the saddle-horn with the left hand and the back of the saddle 
with the right. 

I can make no suggestions in other departments, as I have had no chance to 
observe them. 

A large number of readers contend that there are too many drinking- 
scenes in the plays, and too much display of liquor and firearms. There seems 
also to lie a demand for the name of the scenario writer, on the screen, and 
also for casts of characters. Julia Brainard, of Onoonta. X. V.. says: "There 
is a psychological reason for the latter, because, when the public begin to 
know an actor as an individual and not as a part of a picture, they learn to 
look for thai actor, and then going to the movies becomes a habit." (Ji'over 

C. Johnson, of Syracuse, X. V.. suggests several improvements, among them 
"careless operation," which, he says, spoils many good plays, because the films 
are run too swiftly or too slowly. Hugo Tiefenbrum, of New York, objects 
most to "the wind blowing too much in indoor scenes." and .Miss Lillian 
Donovan. o\' South Xorwalk. Conn., suggests placing the easts on slides, which 
appears to be an excellent idea. 

Space forbids ((noting further Prom the many excellent letters received, 
hut next month this department will be continued at length. 



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9% m 

Those players who are contemplating playing the part of Shylock in 
"The Merchant of Venice 7 ' would do well to study the character 
more than some of the celebrated actors have done. 
The word "Shylock" does not generally appear in the dictionaries, yet 
it is a word in common use. It is a useful word, and there is none other that 
has just the same meaning. "Shy lock 7 ' means more than "usurer," more 
than "miser," more than "loan shark." But when one stops to consider, the 
word should have quite another meaning than the one ascribed, for Shake- 
speare's famous character in "The Merchant of Venice" is not altogether the 
soulless, sordid wretch that is commonly believed. Portia, the fair lawyer, 
and her clients have received all our sympathy and admiration, while the 
rich Jew has received all our hatred and contempt; but when we come to 
analyze the evidence, we find that it should be almost the reverse. 

The Portia party had borrowed money of Shylock, and they were seeking 
an excuse for not paying back the loan. They had rifled his strong-box, 
abducted his daughter, Jessica, stolen his beloved Leah's wedding ring, 
insulted him upon the public streets, spat upon his beard and upon his Jewish 
garments, ridiculed his race and religion, called him "cut-throat," "dog" 
and "cur," and had otherwise driven the rich old miser into a frenzy of 
hatred and despair. No wonder that he refused to accept the original loan, 
or twice the amount, after the borrowers were in default, and that he was 
cruel and relentless enough to insist upon the pound of flesh ! 

But in point of heartlessness, the fair lawyer was almost a match for the 
Jew. The original loan was for the use of Bassanio in winning Portia's hand 
in marriage. One would think that a woman's heart might have been touched 
by this fact, but Portia was acting as a lawyer, and lawyers sometimes forget 
sentiment and honor. 

The result of the lawsuit was this : Not only did Shylock not get back the 
money that he had loaned, but he lost all the remainder of his riches. Driven 
to desperation, tormented beyond endurance, he was then ready to give up 
everything for revenge, in which respect he was quite human. No wonder 
that this ducat-loving creature should insist upon the penalty of the bond — 
the pound of flesh. 

But the lawyers, of course, found a way to save their client. An 
old Blue Law was resurrected for the occasion, and not only was 
Shylock defeated in court, on a trivial technicality — which he ought 
to have been, since he demanded a life for a loan — but his whole 
estate was declared forfeited, one-half going to his debtor, and the 
other half to the state, which was a pretty big penalty, considering 
that he was demanding only what the bond called for. 

While there is nothing lovable about this greedy gold-worshiper, 
there is much that is pitiful and much that is human. From the very 


Musings of- the- Pm qTqplay Pmilosophe-r 

first, when lie was cajoled and goaded into making the loan, to the ena, 
his disappointment and rage turned into a desire for the limit of lawful 
revenge, the poor Shylock is deserving of pity and sympathy, is he not .' It is 
perhaps unfortunate for the Jewish race that Shakespeare made this notorious 
character a dew. Had he created Shylock a Eottentol or a Yankee perhaps it 
would now seem just as appropriate, and perhaps we could realize that the 
Shylock characteristics arc just as common in a Gentile as in a Jew. 

And SO, perhaps, it is just as well that the word "Shylock" has not yet 
found its way into the dictionaries, for the definition given would probably 
not he in conformity with the truth. 

For nearly three thousand years the drama lias been to the world one of 
its chiefest sources of entertainment, culture and education, and the Motion 
Picture is hut an extension of the drama, endowed with new wings that are 
destined to soar to heights yet unknown to its older sister. We must not expect 
too much of the Motion Picture at this time. Tt is only a child — scarcely 
eighteen years old, but it will some day grow to be a man. It has. doubt 
possibilities not yet dreamed of, and it is significant to note that it was born at 
just about the time when the stage drama began to decay. The world is ever 
changing, and, as Amiel observes, it advances by the successive decay of 
gradually improved ideas. 


"Circumstances? Why, I make circumstances," said Napoleon. lie also 
made opportunities. How many of us can do that? We wait for opportunity 
when we might be making it. "Weeds grow of their own accord, but crops must 
be planted. They say that Opportunity knocks once at every man's door. 
And it usually finds him Not at Home. It knocks and finds that that is just 
what he is doing. So it departs. If we cant make opportunity, we can at least 
be ready for her when she comes. 

Enthusiasm without knowledge is like a ship without a 
edge without enthusiasm is like a ship in a calm. The course 
the port of Unsafetv ; the course of the second is to the port o 

One of the greatest improvements in Motion Pictures 
come in the near future is some system that will regulate a 
ests of the four great forces in the business, namely: the 
exchange, the exhibitor and the public. The public shoi 
tin 1 "court of last resort" some day, but under present 
do not have much to say. At present the manufacturer 
he wishes ; the exchanges are compelled to accept it ; the exhibitor 
)and the public to view it. be it good or bad. It is 
true that the long-dissatisfied exhibitor may. in 
time, become distrusted and seeure service from 

some other exchange, and that the public may, at 
times, transfer their attendance to another theater 
in search of better pictures, but both the exhibitor 
and the public often jump from the frying-pan into 
the fire thereby, and then have to jump back again. 
The public are the proper censors of films, and a 

system should be devised whereby they may easily 
and freely make their wants known to the exhibitor, 

and whereby the exhibitor may secure from the 



Musings Of- the- Photoplay Philosopher 

exchanges just what their patrons want, and whereby the exchanges can 
secure the same from the manufacturers. Abroad, the exhibitor has the abso- 
lute right of selection. The different films are shown to him, and he orders 
what he pleases. Here, he is often compelled to accept what the exchange man 
gives him. And when the public enter a theater, they rarely know what pic- 
tures are to be exhibited, nor have they had any opportunity to make selection. 
It is clear that this is an important defect in the present system, and it is also 
clear that it cannot and will not last long. 

Rev. Dr. James Donohue, of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Brooklyn, had 
long wanted to build a parochial school on the large vacant lot adjoining his 
church, but he knew not how to raise the necessary money until last summer, 
when a bright thought came to him. He arranged his field into an airdrome, 
with 1,000 seats and a Motion Picture equipment, engaged five choice films 
for each day, got members of his church to act as ticket-sellers and ushers; 
put up a sign that the public could there see the best show in Brooklyn for 
only five cents, installed a baby carriage garage in one corner, and then the 
nickels began to come in. Dr. Donohue says that a fine, new, large parochial 
school is now assured, and that it will not cost his church a penny. All 
of which shows that the church and Motion Pictures need not be enemies, 
and that they can actually be partners. 

"When the Motion Picture was seen to have taken permanent hold of the 
public, and that it was destined to rival, if not outshine the stage and many 
other forms of amusement, the preachers, reformers, public officials and 
various busybodies began to take notice. It was found that children would 
stay away from school and Sunday-school in order to attend the picture shows, 
and this fact was largely instrumental, and still is, in creating considerable 
antagonism to the new amusement. And let me say right here that every 
great thought or idea introduced into the world always raises storm, stress, 
dissent and protest, and that the man who fathers it becomes the victim. It was 
so from the beginning of history. Socrates was made to drink the fatal 
hemlock; Jesus was crucified; Galileo was made to recant under penalty of 
death ; Caesar was assassinated ; Joan of Arc was burned at the stake ; a price 
was set on the head of Cromwell; Copernicus was condemned; Columbus was 
put in chains and died in poverty and disgrace ; Napoleon was sent to St. 
Helena ; Lincoln was assassinated, and we have just buried here a man who 
devoted his life to the public good, but who has been abused and misrepre- 
sented all his life, and perhaps sent to a premature grave by the ingratitude 
of those whom he had opposed. And so Motion Pictures have not been without 
their enemies, and I doubt not that if any one man was thought to be wholly 
responsible for them, he would have suffered the 
consequences of his genius. It is not healthy to 
advocate anything radical or revolutionary, and 
Motion Pictures are certainly revolutionary. 

The clergy was and is largely opposed to 

Motion Pictures because they took people away 

from divine worship, but this seems to me to be <?( 

shallow argument. "What were the Dark Ages but 

a thousand-year panic, from 300 to 1300 

A. D., which was caused by the effort to 

make people good by force % 


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Haste, witte wi] 
To the Ke^r^st^p^tufre^ .steow, 

Fifed ir&y kero of (ttee, ^pr°oe,re- 
ibhoot.with fe/ll f ure^pire&> d&M; 

Loves §wee,t rr&e.t>§>agertfcr s, ou&tehis heart! 




It didn't have a very promising beginning, for Miss Fuller's first remark, after greet- 
ings were over and she came into the living-room, was: "I just hate interviews," 
so my confidence departed immediately, and the clever list of questions I had in 
mind also vanished. However, Miss Fuller followed her words with a brilliant smile, 
which restored my courage, and as she seated herself she said, "Now, I 

suppose you want to know my 
porters ask that the first 
the subject enough to give 
ested in it and think it 
but haven't had time 
touches the finances 
petent to vote, and 
allowed to do it. 
were given the 

"No, I will not 
born, nor when, 
that, too, but (in 
that that ought not 
looks very young) 
ter now, in ten years or 
to reckon up and say, 
so old at that time.' No, 
you know, so I'll not 

"Well, then, here is 
porters always ask, 
crets of beauty?' Surely 
answering that?" 

"Oh, but I haven't any," 
ler, looking at the time 
ever. "Let me see — I / 
am not beautiful. It 
cause beautiful women 
contained, and I am 
so much fire that I 
But, between you 
in my prayers 
be beautiful. It A 
but I am afraid J 

opinion of woman suffrage — all re- 
thing. Well, I haven't studied 
a good opinion ; I am inter- 
is a big problem of the day, 
to go into it, except as it 
I think if women are corn- 
want to, they should be 
I, too, would vote if I 
tell you where I was 
They always ask me 
reply to my interruption 
to bother her, for she 
while it wouldn't mat- 
more people will begin 
'Let's see — she was so and 
dear, I might mind then, 
another question that re- 
'What are your se- 
you will not mind 

said Miss Ful- 
prettier than 
wonder why I 
must be be- 
are very self- 
not; I give out 
lose energy, 
and me, I ask 
every night to 
is a great asset, 
I will never be- 

come so." / 

Speaking jw9| ■ of her work, 

she said: "I " jjfi B like to produce 

my own pic- ff ^ m J& tures, do the 

designing of A the costumes 

and select ^jr ' * Jtt H tne P rints m ^~ 

self. When- -dn - jM B ever I have 

ideas they \ B simply clamor 

for expression. \ 1 A I like to 

make some of SEHHbL _JI H my costumes 

myself, altho my sewing 

is done somewhat as a scene-painter goes at his work. I made the gown I have on, 
every bit of it, and it is really very pretty (naively), were it not wrinkled from 

She writes many of her own scenarios, for some of which special scenery has been 
painted. She is perhaps best known to people all over the world, however, by the 
"What Happened to Mary" pictures, and the last series, "Who Will Marry Mary?" have 
also been finished. While in Maine last summer Miss Fuller wrote a pretty little forest 
romance, "Eve's Father," made her costumes for the part, and selected the scenes. 

This winter she is located in the Bronx studio in New York. She lives alone, her 
mother having a home in Washington, D. C. She said, with a regretful look in her 
beautiful dark eyes : "I am beginning to feel lonelv — I dont know what it is — I am 




unsatisfied. \\ inn I am working very bard 1 am satisfied, but I have never really had 
a borne, and .-n times I feel, oh, so Lonely. Lately it baa been worse than usual, and I 
dont know whj ." 

.lust as l was ;ii'«. ui to BUggest, unsympathetically, thai Bhe must surely be In love, 
she said, with ;in Impish Look : 'Oh, bave i told you about Wilfred? He is the dearest 
thing, and l am so mucb in love, really." As she saw the triumphant expression In my 
eyes she Laughed roguishly, ;m<i said: "Wilfred is a pig — the dearest, cleanest, Little 
white pig. He was given to me Ln Bearsport, and J have had a Little harness made for 
him. I know you would Love Wilfred." 

I thought to myself "Pigs Is pigs," I fear, and are not Just the thing for parlor 
pets, bul l refrained from suggesting it. 

Miss Puller was sent abroad last year, and is always being called upon to <h> haz- 
ardous things, bu1 while al first rather nerve-racking, sin- now takes them as a matter 
of course, and is ready for whatever comes up in the day's work, sin* bas played in 
more than five hundred rOles, and is now one of the best-known and loved of the Motion 

Picture actresses. 

She bas boundless ambition, and wants to do big things. 4, i wanl to do character 
studies," she s.-iid: "people who have been formed by circumstances, either good or bad, 
I dont care, but some definite personalities. 1 want to play queens and other great 
people. I even aspire to Richard the Third and Hamlet, and characters of that kind." 

Aside from her work, Miss Fuller enjoys riding, swimming and motoring, she 
is very attractive, with big brown eves, soft brown hair, perfect teeth and a delightfully 
straight nose. It is a pity that 1km- voice cannot he heard on the Screen, tor it is 

beautiful, with the clearest enunciation, she has a magnetic and charming personality, 
and a fun-loving disposition, altho a hit melancholy at times. 

••The interview hasn't been at all had," she said, on Leaving. "You know. I hate 
facts, and would much rather have fancy, so say anything nice that you can think of. 
and oli. please do say that I thank every one for the interest they have shown in my 
pictures, and that I want to do things to please all and make them happy." 

Helen Bat< beldeb Sm nt 



ABLE Mi.n \mi V 'Met' was here a 

moment ago. There he Is — that 

tallish fellOW over there with 

the brown hair and blue eyes in the 

Mexican rig." 

I crossed the studio with some trepida- 
tion, wondering whether the huge sombrero, 
the ornamental dagger, and tierce black mus- 
tache of my subject wereoutward and visible 
indications of Inward characteristics, or 
merely all in the day's work, a warm 
British handclasp reassured me mi 

"You've come to interview me? 
Why, Tin JuSt an ordinary sort <>( 

chap, you know," lie protested, ;i- i 
stated my errand. "Now. Henry Wal- 

thall, or Arthur Johnson, or < 'ourte- 

uay Foote — those fellows are photo 
stars, and great ones at that hut 

tin not even a meteor." 

"That \\ in look very nice and 
modest in print. Mr. Metcalfe," 

id 1. "but, you see. the public 

has pent me. ami there's no help 

for you, BO you may as well 

throw down your -- crets, hand 

over your theories, surrender 

your \ ic\\ > and ambitions. To 
begin eugenically, you .-ire Kng 
lish, aren't you J and how old 

"Abergavenny, Wales, 1888 " 



he replied ; "figure it up for yourself. But I must be getting ou in years. I've been on the 
'legit' for twelve years, with Stella Hammerstein, Zelda Sears, and various stocks ; 
with Lubin more than a year, and before that, back in the pre-glacial period some- 
where, I went to the University of Cincinnati & Ohio Law College. Yes, I'm strong 
for the- photoplay — gives so much scope for my character w T ork specialty. When the lurid 
'melos' and slap-stick comedies are cut out, the Motion Picture screen is going to be a 
rival of the stage, I tell you. No, it wont interfere with it, but it will be a worthy 
parallel branch of art." 

"It will be a relief to Belasco," said I, busily scribbling, "to hear you say this. 
What are some of your favorite characters on the screen, please?" 

He considered. "Well," said he, apologetically, "having played in a thousand stage 
dramas and seventy-five photoplays, it's a bit hard to choose, you know. However, 1 
should say on a chance my work in 'Her Husband's Picture,' 'His Conscience' and 
'The Wine of Madness' pleased me best. I'm — well, I'm keen on photoplays, anyhow. 
Like to spend my free time watching them. 'The Manger to the Cross' was a splendid 
film — did you see it? — and 'The Mothering Heart.' Sometimes I think I'd like to take 
a shot at writing one if necessary. Oh, yes, I $0 write a bit — stories and articles 

He was getting visibly uneasy at the personal equation. With masterly tact I 
turned the subject. 

"What are your fads and amusements, Mr. Metcalfe? Politics, eh?" 

"No," he laughed, "I'm no fan. Lloyd-George is my political ideal, and, of course, 
being an Englishman, you can guess my views on woman suffrage. Boss rule seems to 
control the elections, and I'm afraid I dont appreciate the honor and opportunity of my 
own vote sufficiently," "Well, then, sports?" I interrupted. 

"Oh, there!" he beamed. "First off — motoring. What make is my car? Hist! At 
present I fare forth on a motorcycle mostly, or help my friends burn gasoline. Then 
next comes farming, and lastly, reading." 

"Reading is surely a strenuous sport," agreed I, "in these days of heart confes- 
sions and problem tales." 

"Oh, I dont read any of that rot, you know," scorned Mr. Metcalfe. "Kipling. 
Poe, Gilbert Parker, Emerson — the Rubaiyat, 'Quo Vadis?' — these are my jewels! I cut 
the pages that have articles on astrology, literature and the drama, but I skip the 
sentimental, sob stuff. I'm interested in spiritualism and telepathy, for, by Jove! old 
Hamlet was right when he said there were more things in heaven and earth than one 
dreams of, but dont ask me for theories. I've too many to print, and, besides, no one 
wants to hear another chap's theories — he's too much interested in telling his own!" 

"Just one, then," said I : "Is life worth while?" 

"Heavens, yes!" smiled Mr. Metcalfe. "If it weren't, I wouldn't hang around the 
earth a minute. But that's not theory. That's just common sense!" 

"Then," I hinted, "you either are married, or you aren't!" 

"Right you are," agreed "Met." "Guess!" D. D. C. 





studios, in fear and trembling, oo1 frightened nor 
But I needn't have been, tor be was very nice 

story of blfl life, and here it is. JU81 BS it was 

1 presented myself .it the universal 
perturbed, bul Just plain "scairt." 
Indeed He told me the sad. Bad 
told t<> me. 

'*] was born in st. Louis" (musl be a great town. Judging by the ninny distin- 
guished photoplayers who claim it as their home i "and attended the 1'eahody Bchool 
there until I was about seven. .My family then moved to New York, and my prep 

school was the New Jersey Military Academy, at Freehold, but I finished at one ot' the 
-mailer Eastern schools ii . . Pennsylvania. 

yillg leads in my own 

o bave been a bit of a 

stone that knows w hoi 

a hit of moss 

your favorite parts, Mr. Reid?" 

nt to Cody, Wyo., where I 
bote] i 'ant you Imagii e 

;V Wouldn't he make the 

rerage summer hotel, or 

ranch and survey. In the 

came back Hast, and was 

city stall' of the Newark 

left the Star to go on 

father, Hal Reid, in 

Ranger, 1 and I worked 

era! other productions 

and his fine eyes glowed 

spoke of hi- gifted and 

there is a dose bond Of 

this father ami SOD that 

beautiful. When the son 

father, it i< easy to see that 
there is only one father in 
i< Hal Reid. But to con- 

I started into pictures 

iii Chicago, Learning 

Lng to write Bcena- 

returned B a b I 

editorship with 

following May 

game grew too 

accepting a n 

Vita ;: r apb 

eleven months. 

the Reliance. 

four mouths. 
Otis Turner's 
Leading man. I 
with the 1'ni- 
l.ast w i n t e r 
directed all o\' 
second cona- 
tions, hut 1 
April t «> re- 
Uni vera a I 
a m n o w di- 
tories \'<>v the Nestor hrand i^\' Universal." 

rolling Btone since May. 1910, hut then. 1 sup 
to roll, and this particular stone seems to have 

"In 1!M)!) I left 
did several kinds 
h i in as a h o t e 1 
I'd r t u n e of the 
wi n ter, either? ». 
winter of 1909 I 
lor ,i while on the 

Morning star. I 

the Stage with my 
"The Girl and the 
with him on sev- 
froin his own pen." 
with pride as he 
famous father, for 
affection between 
is as rare as it is 
s p e a k s of t h e 
to Wallace Reid 
the world, and that 
tinue with our story - 
"In May of 
with the Selig Compa 
the camera and beg 
rios. in November 
and took an assist 
Motor 1/ a (/</ : i a c, but the 
(1911) the call of the picture 
stron- and I left Motor, 
engagement with the 
Company, which lasted 
After that I joined 

with whom I played 

Then, as director, 
assist a n t . and 
came to California 
versa] Company. 
i wrot e .i n d 
the 'Flying A' 
pa ny produc 
left t h em in 
turn to I h e 

Compa ny. I 

reeling and pi; 

He s<-enis 
pose it's a wist 

gathered quite 

"What are vol 

expectant pencil. 

His reply came promptly. Evidently he makes up his mind rapidly. 

" "The Tribal Paw,' 'Before the White Man ( lame,' "The Animal' and The < tacksman.' 
My bobby? Motoring," enthusiastically; "and it keeps me broke," he added, with a 
sigfa that seemed reminiscent of the high cosl of gasoline ami of past expensive mishaps 
that seem made only to break the spirit ami pocketbook: of the average motorist 

lie says he doesn't remember having ever done anything remarkable enough to get 
him into public print, and being a supposedly well raised young person, i had to take 
his word. 

As to ids appearance, he has light brown hair, and he Bays himself that hi- eyes 

:ire ;i hrown and blue mixture. I also have bis word for it Ibat he Is >i\ feet two in 
height and that he weighs one hundred and ninety two pounds. 

next question, as I poised an 



Finally, just as I was leaving, I managed to screw my courage to the sticking 
point and present a bold question. 

"Married?" he returned, and as we were standing, his six feet two looked down 
upon my five feet four and a half (I insist upon the half), and grinned quizzically. 
"Now, honest, Miss Gaddis, do I look like a dignified married man?" 

"You dG not," I returned promptly. And he doesn't. But you'll have to decide 
that momentous question yourself. Personally, I believe he is heart-whole and fancy- 
free, but you fall in love with him at your own peril, for, mind you, girls, I vouch for 
nothing. Pearl Gaddis. 



i here glided across the spacious vasts 
of the stage a slim figure. From 
out the shadowy depths of the inte- 
rior, it crossed into the sunlit portion of 
the boards and seemed to be making a 
bee-line for your interviewer. The figure 
was that of an Indian squaw, and, fearing 
vengeance of some kind, I at first was 
strongly inclined to run. But no ; a sec- 
ond look convinced me that there was 
more to admire than to fear. This was 
no frenzied red woman seeking to claw 
furrows in a paleface. For all her 
feathers and paint, I recognized the 
kindly eyes and reposeful grace of none 
other than Evelyn Selbie, known to all the 
countless admirers of the Essanay West- 
ern films and destined to add to her screen 
devotees for a long time to come. As she 
came up, I marveled at the care and faith- 
fulness displayed in her make-up. It was 
typical of her, for no more conscientious 
woman than Miss Selbie can be found in 
any studio. The squaw carried a box of 
candy and munched the contents with zest 
and appreciation. 

"I didn't know the Indian ladies were 
fond of candy," I ventured. 

"That they are," she retorted, "and fire- 
water, too." i was shocked. She laughed. 
No squaw could do it as she did, and 
with an effort to forget the remarkable 
effect of her make-up, I told her my de- 
signs, and with a readiness and volubility 
not' at all characteristic of the red people, 
she readily recited the inevitable history 
of her past. Not that Miss Selbie has an 
awful lot of past Her future is the 
thing. Nevertheless, she is an interesting talker — so much so she shall do it for herself : 
"I want to tell you that I love California," she began. "I dont mean that in any 
Pickwickian or daily newspaper sense, either. I really and actually mean it. There 
are lots of people who say the same thing and then go and live somewhere else and 
say it again of the new place. With them, it's parrot talk. With me, it's the sober, 
solemn truth. I love California so well that I have built me a home here— a cozy, 
snug retreat that sits at rest between the mountains and the sea, and where my heart 
and all my possessions are." 

"Do you love California because you have a home of your own here, or have you 
built a home because you love California?" I ventured to ask. 

"You've got it. I've looked all my working life for a spot that's ideal. I found it 
here, and nothing on earth can induce me to live anywhere else. No native daughter 
can sing the praises of this State more sincerely or eloquently than I do." 

"Yes," she mused, "I was born in Kentucky. It was there I learnt to love horses. 
We rode side-saddle there, of course. We should have shocked folk any other way. 
But I soon got on to the Western stride, and now I'm as much at home up in these 
wild canvon dashes as I am before the great, onen, cobblestone fireplace that I built 
in my house with my own hands. Oh, yes, I had good training at all these athletic 

{Continued on page 150) 

Tne Newsies R^pIy 


No, mister, I cant keep dis dime 

An' take me hrndder to de show ; 

i likes Per liini to have a time, 
But when it comes to pictures m 

Oil, sure. I t'inks «'e Movies grand, 

An' I describes dem nil to bim : 
lie's awful quick to understand 
No Other kid's as smart as .Jim. 

He knows de views from far an' wide, 

'Cause I has told Dim all I've seen. 
Yet he niiit ever heeli inside 

To see de pictures "ii de screen. 
Now I aint l'akin'. dont cher know 

I t'anks yer, mister, you're so kind. 
Bui 'taint no use fer bim to ;,'<> — 

Me little brudder Jim is blind 


A word to tiie wise ! It the many, ardent friends of the 
popular players will make BREVITY their slogan, they 
will be far more apt to find their contributions in print. 
One long verse means the exclusion of many short ones, and that 
is not justice — thus our plea ! Outside of that, write us — often, 
and more often. 

The following ambiguity is sent by " Phyllis.' ' Does any 
one recognize the poetical portrait? Can any one help her out? 

he man I love is tender, fond, and true, 

So noble 'tis no wonder I adore ; 
I watch to see his coming every day — 

Each day he seems more perfect than before. 
His name? His name you urge? Now do not laugh 
I cant find out — he plays for Biograph ! 

Sunshine after rain, and all that sort of thing, is the message 
"William Russell conveys to R. L. H. : 

hen the world is clothed in shadows 

By the twilight's afterglow, 
'Tis the star's bright gleam that makes us dream 

Of the vanished long ago. 
When the day is made dark and dreary 

By the grayness of falling rain, 
'Tis the sun so bright with its welcome light 

That brings us cheer again. 
When our lives are o'ershadowed with sorrow, 

When our days are made long and sad, 
'Tis the great God above, with His lasting love, 

Who seeks us and makes us glad. 
And so, when I see William Russell, 

And crown him my Picture King, 
"I will make you glad when you're blue and sad," 

Is the message he seems to bring. 



Possimn Rachels, of Wellsburg, W. \';,.. sends us so.. 
verse, with an added meril of sound advice, entitled : 


When you're feeling sort ..• lonely, 
Don! know ..n earth ... do, 
Tho your heart i< lying pronely, 

I know what will pull you thru ; 

Take .-i walk around 1 1 1 * - corner 

To a Hfotion Picture play, 
Then your Looks ;is of ;t mourner 

Will like magic pass ;iway. 

See those cowboys riding swiftly— 

Miss Ruth Roland, on her steed, 
Rides like boats on water gliding, 

While her pony runs lull speed. 
Broncho Billy, always bandy, 

With his strength and manly grace; 
Son will say lie's ;i "Jim dandy" — 

No one else could take his place. 

Then, again, we gel a Bermon 

From the shadows on the sheet : 
I : Shows the -rafter, while he's squirmin' 

f A From the man he tries to beat 

After that, comes something tunny- 
Makes us wade righl in the game; 
One good look at Johnnie Bunny 
Tuts the mind in happy frame. 

Where could you he as contented 

For the paltry sum you payV 
Purse would scarcely he indented 
^ Should you go 'most every day. 
'Talk about a timely chaser 

of the Peeling called the "blues," 
Photoplay means "blues" eraser — 

Hurry up— put on your shoes! 

Evident sincerity of feeling for Crane Wilbur: 

The fans complain 

That to our ( 'rane 

We ne'er compose .-i rhyme : 

But let me Bay 
We'd tune a lay 

H we but had the time 

For he. of them all. 
Dark-eyed and tall. 

Is the one whom we all adore 
For he i< the best 
I fell stand every test 
We love him each day more and more 
From cue who certainly does, 

Miss (ii Mci ,-i i-k sn ,;\ 

New York City 

"Please print this verse to the sweetest girl in the whole 
world- Miss Anita Stuart." That speaks for itself, doesn't it! 
And the verse itself: 

Tll, : n '* s "". r irl in tu e country there's no girl in the town 

Quite as chic as Anita in a fetching evening-gown 

Anita Is a beautj there's no denying that 

E'en tho she wear a ragged gown and old srra* hat. 

And I i.,.i th:.t i could love he- with devotion past compare 

Gee! i d like to hug ber like a great big hear. 

Rii hmond, v.i. » 



Miss Luella Howe loves Mary Pickford for a dozen different 
charms. She specifies as follows : 




We love her for her charming ways, 
We love her in the parts she plays, 
We love the beauty of her face, 
We love her smile — we love her grace, 
We love her pretty curly hair, 
We love her for her talent rare — 
Ah, no one ever will compare 
With darling "Little Mary." 


Ruth M. Shelles, of Buffalo, N. Y., does homage to Alice 
Joyce, both poetically and artistically. Both verse and drawing 
do credit to their originator as well as to their inspiration: 


lice Joyce, why are you so beautiful? 

AVho gave you that wonderful smile? 
Who gave you the lovely charm and grace 
That fascinates me the while? 

Where did you get your glorious hair, 

With color and wave so soft? 
And where did you get that poise to your head 

That seems to hold you aloft? 

But what is the use of asking, 

When I know from whence they came? 

God gave you your talent and beauty, 
That only you can claim. 



Contrary to custom, this pun from the pen of D. L. Pearl, 
jCJ Conneaut, Ohio, is laudatory rather than satirical. We leave its 
solution to you : 

Ve seen Maude Adams play 
"Lady Babbie" in a way 

That I fondly thought was quite beyond compare; 
But I'll change this first decision, 
For I've lately found a reason 

To believe Miss Adams' playing only fair. - 

On a Moving Picture screen 
"Lady Babbie*' sweet was seen, 

Played by one whose praises I have often sung, 
And her name I'll not disclose, 
Tho 'most everybody knows 

Unless she marries she will always be quite "Young." 

And this one to "Warren Kerrigan : 

Were I a little postal card, 
I know what I would do — 

I'd place a stamp upon my back, 
And mail myself to you. 



:*^_ — ^frg^ a -*** irr-^n 

What's in b name?" queries the authoress of the lines to 
"Our Mary" -'it's the Bentimenl thai counl adds, in 

her requesl to withhold her came. 

(XK MAIM •■ 

I know ;i lass named Mary, 
sh<> is bo sweet and true; 

Because her name is Mary, 
I love that name — don't you? 

< >f course you know my lady, 
My Motion Picture Queen, 

[g Mary Fuller "Our Mary" 

The dearest on the screen. 

P. Stowell, New London. Conn., raises the rousing cheer \'nr 
Barry Myers, of the Lubin Company: 

ere's to one whose acting 

Fills many hearts with -lee; 
lie's a shining star, and there's not his par 

In the Lubin Company. 

We lose to watch his smiling face. 

And catch his merry glances ; 
lie's better than Bunny, with grimaces funny, 

And one's very soul entrances. 

His acting, clever and unsurpassed, 

Is all that one's heart desires. 
So smother all sneers, and give three cheers 
For this champion — Harry Myers: 

Louise Vaughn has succumbed to the charms of Carlyle 

Blackwell, and thus publicly declares it : 

I've always been a bachelor maid, But I have seen a face and form - 
Quite heart-whole and quite free, They've made of me a slave: 

For never have I met a man Sometimes he is a lover hold. 
Who really pleased me. Sometimes a hero brave. 

1 could not love a man who's fat, I think that I am destined 

(Apologies, Mr. Bunny), To fall in love, it seems, 

And yet alas! the old men With handsome Carlyle Blackwell, 

Are the only men with money. The ideal ^f my dreams. 

Ethel Clayton has inspired a moral exaltation in Ray ('. 

Waith. of Salinas. Cal. : 

ere's i" the best little girl in the game — 
Miss Ethel Clayton, that's her name: 
Sometimes her wistful eyes -he Badness, 

Then, with her Laugh, she gives you gladness. 

re's to the one with the winning hand. 

The "tic who reigns o'er the breadth of tin* land: 
she plays all parts, and plays them w.-n 

She's the ilream lady of the Silver Hell. 
She makes yOU want to he :i man. 

Face your troubles like "Flghtta' Dan, p 
Fear your God, ami Qghl old Satan 

So. once more, here's to Kthel Clayton! 



In no country in Europe was the 
Moving Picture so slow in getting 
a footing in public favor, so to 
speak, as in England. Why? Be- 
cause, first, the Britisher, unlike his 
Continental brothers, the German and 
the French, does not readily take to 
new things. He is neither curious nor 
usually easily interested in novelties; 
and second, he is more of a home-lover 
than they, and, his daily toil once 
over, he hastens to his room and 
passes the evening either reading or 
playing some game. On this account, 
for some time after the Cinemato- 
graph became popular as a form of 
entertainment, the manufacturers of 
films, then mainly in France and 
Germany, hesitated about establishing 
branches in England. They even 
looked with apprehension upon open- 
ing agencies, and, for some months 
after the movies finally won a place 
in the English amusement world, the 
Britisher, on this account, saw very 
few films the scenes of which were 
laid upon British soil. But condi- 
tions have changed, and today Eng- 
land has caught the fever, and the 
Moving Picture palace, as it is styled 
on the other side of the water, figures 
amazingly in the way of an entertain- 
ment for the Englishman. England 
today counts her Moving Picture 
theaters by the thousand — one author- 
ity estimates the number thruout the 
British Isles at three thousand — and 
this number is said to be increasing at 
the rate of many hundreds a year. The 
number of persons deriving a liveli- 
hood from the Moving Picture indus- 
try in England is upward of one hun- 
dred thousand. 

London boasts of nearly a thousand 
Moving Picture theaters, of seventy- 
five thousand persons earning a living 
in the business and an attendance 
weekly of five hundred thousand. The 
great British capital claims, too, to 
have one hundred and fifty firms en- 
gaged in the manufacture of films, 
projectors and accessories to the Mov- 
ing Picture. In addition to this large 
number of establishments, whose sole 
revenue is derived from its trade in 
films, the making of photoplays, there 
are a dozen or more printing and 
lithographing houses solely engaged 
in the work of getting out tickets, 
lithographs, et cetera, for the picture 
theater trade, and several large chair 
manufacturers, whose business is the 
sale and rental of chairs to the 
Cinematograph concerns. The seat- 
ing capacity of London's picture 
theaters is two hundred thousand. 

The prices in the theaters present- 
ing only photoplays, or the Moving 
Picture, range from six cents to twelve 
cents — American money. They have 
no uniform price of five or ten cents, 
as we have in the United States. The 
theaters are not, as a rule, very large, 
altho London has several theaters 
catering to this class of trade that seat 
two thousand five hundred persons. 
The average size is five hundred seat- 
ing capacity. There are also what are 
known as the "Midget" theaters, 
where one finds seldom over three 
hundred seats. London Moving Pic- 
ture theaters have usually two changes 
of film weekly. There is no Board of 
Censors, but the police are empowered 
to stop the presentation upon the 
screen of anything deemed by them of 




a hurtful nature — meaning, by this, 
anything Buggestive, questionable or 
of a too blood-curdling nature to be 
seen by the youth. England seeks to 
guard her youth, and a photoplay thai 
would tend to give the young mind a 
fiery, overdrawn view of any phase 
of life, especially the criminal, is not 
Looked upon with favor. 

The films are, for the most part, 
such as one Bees in the American Mov- 
ing Picture theater: quite a lot of tin- 
Wild West, tin 1 fast and daring rid- 
ing of cowboys, the Indian war-dance 
and the redskins' attack upon the 
white argonauts, and scenes of life on 
the plains. The French trick film, 
wonderful bitsof picture legerdemain, 
are, too. much in favor in the Eng- 
lish movies. Travel and historical 
films being praised by pulpit and re- 
ligious press, the British picture 
theater often presents much of this 
matter, the better class theaters as 
often as two films to an entertain- 
ment. England, as a country, spends 
more money upon her movies than 
France, yet the London Cinemato- 
graph theaters do not reap the great 
harvest that they do in Paris. Lon- 
don spends, it is authentically esti- 
mated, ahout four million dollars 
annually on her Moving Picture 
palaces, while her gay sister, Paris, 
spends nearly a quarter of a million 
dollars more every year, and yet Lon- 
don exceeds the French capital in 
population by nearly two and a half 
million people. The London Moving 

Picture shows estimate two visits a 
week from what they style "the film 
fiend"j in Other words, the devotee of 
this chiss of entertainment in London 
twice a week to such a show. 
.Most of the Moving Picture thea- 
ters are open Sunday8 in London, hut 

as the greater number give \'vn> enter- 
tainments upon this day or recei 1 
small remuneration from the city for 
rtaining its poor —\<vy few hut 
tin Be unable to pay pat ronizing the 
movies <>n Sunday —the Sunday open- 
ing proposition Is not a very profit- 
able affair. Many <>f the better class 
theaters of th kind do not open their 
doors on the Sabbath, and nol a few 

on this accounl gel thruout the week 
the patronage of the b jtter class thea- 
tergoer, who cheerfully pays his 
pence I twelve cents for an ho 

show. The London Moving Picture 
theater seeks to give an hour's enter- 
tainment, usually presenting four 
reels. The movies, however, in Eng- 
land are not, and never will be, in 
fa voi- with such a great army of 
amusement-seekers as in the United 
States, and tie- reasons — and there 
are several reasons for it — are the 
failure of the Britisher to have a uni- 
form price, and thai price a 
small one. for all his picture theaters 
— such as the ten-cenl rat.- so univer- 
sal thruout the United States; the 
fact that the Englishman is n< 
much on the street after his daily toil 
is over as Ins American brother — he 
goes home after work and seldom ven- 
tures out again unless obliged to do 
so; the lack of interest in the English 
mind for other than the real or, afl 
call it on this side, the legitimate play. 
A Londoner, even of the Lower clas^. 
would rather climb up into the gallery 
of a playhouse, sit on a hard bench 
thruout a two-hour production of a 
Dickens oi- Thackeray play — even a 
Shakespearian drama by an inferior 
company — for which he must pay 
three times as much as the price of 
admission to a Moving Picture show, 
than go a half-dozen times to a really 
good Cinematograph theater. lie 
would, too. prefer, if he is inclined at 
all toward the Moving Picture play, 
to see one performance a week at a 
shilling playhouse than four tine 
many at a fourpenny house. And 
despite all these facts, the Moving 
Picture show is making marvelous 
strides onward in England The 

staid, stoical old Britisher, slow to 

take to the thing new and always 

luctanl to depart from the thing old. 
is becoming a Moving Picture theater- 
goer, and everywhere thruout the 
British [sles today, even in towi - 

a few thousand, the u Picture Pa! 

is claiming the people's attention, and 
their pennies as well. A new nightly 

diversion has settled down over the 


Ever since the Motion Picture has 
come into its own as one of the 
most popular forms of enter- 
tainment, there has been a steady de- 
velopment along each phase of its 
growth and the great slogan has been 
' * Improve. ' ' ' 

.Inventors and men of note have 
given their thoughts to the vast im- 
provement along every line, that is 
noticeable today, until now we can 
say that it is no longer in its infancy, 
but a half-grown child, anxiously 
awaiting the work of the world to 
guide it in its future destiny. 

At first, when the film stock was 
imperfect and did not show the pic- 
tures plainly under conditions of all 
sorts, men went about to remedy this, 
and as a result we have film par ex- 

When the plays presented no 
longer pleased, the men sought to 
find the reason, and it was discovered 
that the people were not illiterate and 
entertained by rough stuff, but that 
they were very intelligent and appre- 
ciated real dramatic works. Again 
the fault was remedied, and a demand 
for good stories started. 

Thus it has been in each phase. 
Whenever a defect was discovered, it 
was studied and remedied. 

Today, the class of pictures shown 
is of a very high standard, and for 
this reason fully three-fourths of our 
citizens attend the Moving Picture 
theaters nightly for entertainment. 
But with the literary improvement 
has come a call for even better plays, 
plays that will cause people to think 
and that will not be forgotten imme- 
diately upon leaving the theater. 

The single-reel play is giving way 
before the much better production of 
two and three and fcur and five reel 
plays, where complete stories can be 
enjoyed to their depths as easily, and 
be better appreciated than a novel. 

This means everything in filmdom 

— finer and more sustained acting, 
stronger plots, intimate detail, and 
the characterization of part that a 
good actor loves to enthuse into his 
role, be he a blind beggar, in mimicry, 
or a king. 

It is true that lots of good plays 
can be told in one reel and produced 
so as to be wondrously successful 
and entertaining, but this class corre- 
sponds with our short story of to- 
day, and, while very good and of 
literary value, yet they do not appeal 
to the average reader like a well- 
developed novel, that could be adapted 
for three or four reels of exciting 

It m satisfying to see how quickly 
the various film companies get the 
' right stride as soon as it is measured 
for them ; and the fact that most of 
them have harkened to the call for 
two-reel plays regularly, gives prom- 
ise that the Motion Picture will ad- 
vance to a very high reputation in the 
next six months. 

How good it sounded when the Mo- 
tion Picture publications announced 
that the Kalem Company would regu- 
larly release a two-reel play on each 
Monday, that the Vitagraph Com- 
pany of America would, also, on 
every Saturday, the Edison .Com- 
pany on Friday, the Lubin Manufac- 
turing Company on Thursday, the 
Selig Polyscope Company on Mon- 
day, the Essanay Manufacturing 
Company on Friday, and the Pathe 
Company on Friday. It sounded 
almost too good to be true, yet such 
was the case, and too much credit 
cannot be given them for the great 
deed they have done. 

It is left for the future to tell what 
developments will be made along the 
lines of these splendid releases; but 
right now let it be said that these 
companies, always first in getting- the 
best there is, have m fallen into the 
right stride toward perfection. 


Francis Carlyle was Forsythe Denleigli with William Gillette in "Clarice/' in 1000. 

Eleanor Caines was Nan Meadows in "A Girl of the Street," in 1904. 

Peter Lang was with James K. Hackett in 1904, playing as Col. William Carlos in 
"The Fortunes of a King." 

Irving White was, in 1904, playing in "The Road to Ruin" as Frank Kennedy. 

Romaine Fielding was the villain in "The Mysterious Burglar." in 1908. 

Arthur V. Johnson played, in 1907, with James J. Corbett in "The Burglar and the 
Lady," appearing as Sherlock Holmes. 

Robert Drouet was leading man with Clara Bloodgood's "The Girl with Green 
Eyes," in 1903. 

Lottie Briscoe was the ingenue with Albee Stock in Pawtucket, in 1907. 

Edna Payne was playing small parts with Payton Stock in Brooklyn, in 1907. 

Edwin Carewe was playing, in 1907, with Chauncey Olcott's "O'Neil of Derry," 
playing the part of Laurence Desmond. 

Howard Mitchell was Robert Darney in "Hearts Adrift," in 1905. 

King Baggot was acting as the villain, Vincent Gaunt, in "More to Be Pitied Than 
Scorned," in 1904, and later was Bob Sherwood in "Queen of the Highway," in 1905. 

Marion Leonard was Marion De Montford with Howard Hall in "The Man Who 
Dared," in 1903, and in 1907 the heroine with Joseph Santley in "Billy the Kid." 

Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber both appeared in "Why Girls Leave Home." in 
1904, appearing as police captain and Sadie Dillick. 

Darwin Karr was the hero in "In the Nick of Time," in 1908, and later played the 
hero in "The Girl and the Gambler." 

Wilfred Lucas was Dan Mallory with Rose Stahl in "The Chorus Lady," in 1908. 

Harry Benham (Thanhouser) was Lem Harvey in "Peggy from Paris," in 1904. 

Marguerite Snow (Thanhouser) was Elsa Berg in "The Devil," in 1908, playing at 
the Garden Theater, New York City. 

Edwin August (Powers), in 1907, was Sam Warren in "Shore Acres." 

Ford Sterling (Keystone) was Dr. Tether with Frank Keenan in "The System of 
Mr. Tarr," in 1904. 

Charles Arling (Pathe) was, in 1906, Norrian in "The Tourist." 

In 1907, Crane Wilbur (Pathe) was the hero in "Across the Pacific." 

In 1904, Albert McGovern was Wm. Drayton in "At Old Point Comfort." 

Hobart Bosworth, in 1903, was playing Loveberg with Mrs. Fiske in "Hedda 

Adele Lane was the heroine in "The Mysterious Burglar," in 1908, and, in 1905, 
was Jonquil in "Sky Farm." 

Hardee Kirkland was Ivan Cassini in "A Prisoner of War," in 1905. 

Eugenie Besserer, in 1905, was Kate Loffer in "A Desperate Chance." 

Robert Vignola was playing in "Oliver Twist," at American Theater Stock, in 1903, 
playing the part of "The Man." 

Guy Coombs supported Jacob Adler in the English version of "The Merchant of 
Venice" as Lorenzo, in 1903. 

Helen Lundroth played, in 1903, as Julia Bond in "The Wrong Mr. Wright." 

Carlyle Blackwell appeared as a chorus man in "The Gay White Way," in 1908. 

Irving Cummings in "In the Long Run," at the Comedy Theater, in 1909. 

Virginia Westbrooke played, in 1905, as Alice Aiston in "Her Midnight Marriage." 

Augustus Carney was playing with Andrew Mack in "Arrah-na-Pogue" as Oury 
Farrell, in 1907. 

Brinsley Shaw was playing in "Military Mad" as General Van Ginzburg, in 1904 ; 
also, in 1906, he was the hero in Hal Reid's "A Millionaire's Revenge. 

Martha Russell was leading lady of South Bend, Ind.. Stock Company, in 1909. 

Eleanor Blanchard was in vaudeville with Rose Stahl as Mrs. Westervelt in 1905, 
and, in 1903, was Marquise De Quesnoy in "Du Barry," witb Leslie Carter. 

Frank Dayton, in 1905, played with Nellie McHenry in "M'Liss" as John Grey, 
and, in 1907, was Frank Layson in "In Old Kentucky." 

H. S. Northrup was Harry Marshall in "The Love Route," in 1906. 

George Cooper was the boy actor, playing as Runt with Lottie Williams in "Only 
a Shopgirl," in 1904. 



Across i ii«' Bcreen Inanimate; 

wiio walks with stately mien? 
Who speaks <>r ;iii the wise and great 

The world has beard or seen? 
Keep faith with me : they come a] 
Bach with his gift, his grief or p 

Comes one witii powdered Locks, and coat 

01 regimental blue : 
Aye, from his band a country sprang, 

Par mightier than be knew ; 
George Washington bare thon thine bead 
For one who liveth, being dead! 

Comes ye! another, grim and stern, 

His arm- crossed on hi- breast; 
A gallant warrior stripped of war, 

Ami all thai lite holds besl : 

Napoleon, who dreams n«> more 
On St. Helena's ragged shore! 

And then comes One — thy breath he hushed — 

Who walks with upraised Hand, 
To hless the simple folk and poor. 

Who at the gateway stand : 
Thou Christ. Who dost from Ile.iven lean 
To hless us from an earthly screen! 





Feederick Church has left the Western Essanay Company, and 
will probably head a new company in California. 

Cecilia Loftus appears as a Famous Player in "A Lady of Quality," 
by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 

Marshal Neilan has returned to his old love, the company of the re- 
volving sun, and Irene Boyle will be his leading woman. 

A two-reel comedy every Tuesday is the latest addition to the Vita- 
graph program. 

Dolores Cassinelli has left Essanay, but not Chicago — she has simply 
moved over to the Selig studio. Eleanor Blevins has done likewise. 

Yes, it was this magazine that put Brooklyn on the map, and the 
"OK" in Brooklyn. \ 

Alec B. Francis (Eclair) is noted for his charming English accent 
and lavender shirts, as well as for his character work. 

Recognize our old friend Edwin August, the noblest Roman of them all, 
on page 76? 

Robert Grey, formerly of the American, Essanay and Lubin companies, 
and now of the Balboa, is a candidate for honors in a Los Angeles contest 
to determine the best-looking man in the pictures. 

Jane Gale, leading Imp woman, has sailed to join the London Film 

Marguerite Clayton and Josephine Rector are room-mates at the Bel- 
voir Hotel at Niles, Cal. 

The pretty Bowles sisters, of the Balboa Company, are becoming social 
favorites at Long Beach, Cal. 

Grace Cunard seems to have made a record hard to beat when she 
appears five times simultaneously, in one scene, in "The Return of the Twin 
Sister's Double." Our old friend Francis Ford directed the piece. 

It now develops that Hobart Bosworth's leading woman, Viola Barry, 
is the daughter of Mayor Wilson, of Berkeley, Cal. 

Among the beautiful Christmas presents sent to Flora Finch at the 
Vitagraph studio was a verdant poll-parrot, cage and all. After two sleep- 
less nights — on Flora's part, and the parrot's — the donor may have the bird 
back for the asking. 

After a six months' vacation, Marguerite Snow has returned to the 
Thanhouser studio. 

Among the most skillful pinochle exponents in the Vitagraph yard 
club-house can be mentioned Tefft Johnson, Leo Delaney and Bob Gaillord. 
Delauey also smokes the rankest pipe tobacco. 

We are able to announce definitely and exclusively that the proposed 

subway connecting the Photoplayers' Club in California with the Screen 

Club in New York will not be put thru, because Fred Mace says lie 

will not have occasion to use it very often. 




Marc MacDermott aud Miriam Nesbitt have returned from 
•urope (cZ^f 

The snakes in Broni Park Zoo, N. v.. were recently requisitioned for an 
Oriental picture. They were a i >i t slow in being warmed out of their win- 
ter torpor, but under the Influence of steam heat their twists : in<i wiggles 
put the modern dances to shame 

John Bunny recently started a panic In a crowded B. EL T. trolley car 
in Brooklyn. The car was stopped and two blue-chinned huskies tried t.» 
ejecl bim. Alter that, the police patrol came flanging up, and Bunny was 
bundled in. it was all In the day's work, of course 

Paul Panzer Is one of the best amateur bowlers In Hoboken, N. J. 
Every Saturday afternoon tin- Pathe* pin knights gather around him and 
help him roll op the scores, it was only recently a Pathe" player confided 

to the Chatter that Paul was known as "The pin hoys' delight" — the wood 
jUSt wouldn't fall lor him. Things are different now. 

Hughey Mack is now a full-fledged politician. TTc has been ap- 
pointed <-aptain of a political district in Brooklyn. On election night B9 he 
toured about thin the crowds in his car he was loudly cheered, many mls- 
taking him lor mayoralty candidate Judge McCall. 

Prisdlla Dean, formerly of the Biograph, has joined the Gorman Com- 
pany, ou1 West. 

Annette Kellerman. Leah Laird, William Shay and William Welch 
i Imp) are now in Florida. 

Robert Thornby and Helen Case have crossed the continent to join 
Hi" V'itagraph Company in Brooklyn. So it isn't always "Westward bo!" 

William Bailey (Essanay) offers to teach the "Castle-walk" Btep by 
mail to any reader who assures him that he or she has seen him in three 
or more plays. 

Prank Bennett, who was superseded by Matt Moore as Florence Law- 
rence's Leading man. has joined the Mutual Company. 

"Smiling Lilly" Mason thinks he is a hypnotist, and certain people 
have reason to believe that he is. 

Kay Gallagher and Victoria Ford are now with the Balboa Company. 
Those Biograph Babies are Eldean, Loel and Maury Stewart, aged 2 
years, 3% years and 5 years, respectively. 

I id. A. Cjushing (Western Vitagraph) wears a No. 18 shoe, which 

measures fifteen Inches. Fortunately he is not a kicker. 

Augustus Carney, now in Europe, has agreed to become the Alkali Ike 

of the I ' 1 1 i \ ersal people 

rlobart Bosworth is still busy In Oakland and Los Angeles doing the 

hick London stories into photoplays. 

Betty Grey, Alan Bale, Irene Howley and Lottie Pickford have joined 
the Biograph. 

Lena Voheran is Mr. Anderson's latest, and she will play leading parts 
for both of the Western Lssanay companies. 

Twae a merry Christmas they bad down at the Vitagraph studio 
they gave away two and a half tons of turkeys, and even employee In- 
dulged in .i tnrkej i lot homeward. 

Harry Beaumont ha-- become a villain, f<>v the first time in his other- 
wise Immaculate career, in "The Witness to the will." 

Louise Glaum seems to have been chosen as Carlyle BlackweU'a per- 
manent Leading woman. 

If you are Looking for any of the following, yOU wont find them with 
the Bssanay Company: otto BresUn, Gertrude Forbes, .Tuanita Lalmores, 
Gertrude Scott, Margaret MeClellan, Wm. K. Walters. Dorothy Phillips. 
Allen Eloluber, Eleanor Blevins, Minor s. Watson, Jules Farrar, Louis 
Theurer, Daisy Adamy, Anna Rose, Doris Mitchell, Joseph Allen. Brlnsley 
siniw and Bessie Bankey. 

Lucille foung and Jessalyn Van Tramp are now the 

leading women of the Western Majestic Company. 
















r-OpeeARoo/A jofn/yos 

William West (Edison) is a shrewd man. Somebody gave him a 
turkey for Thanksgiving", but, finding it too small, he put it in his back 
yard and fed it on the fat of the land. Resultum : a splendid bird for 
Christmas dinner. 

Tom Mills will be the "opposite'' of Norma Phillips in the "Mutual 
Girl" series. 

Blanche Sweet and Henry Walthall have left the Biograph Company 
to join the Mutual Company. 

Carlyle Blackwell has invented a new coat and vest, and it will first 
see the light in "The Impromptu Masquerader." 

At this writing Jean Darnell (Thanhouser) lies ill at the German 
Hospital, New York. 

No telling w r hat a photoplayer may be called on to do. Cora Williams 
(Edison) recently had to make love to an eleven-foot boa constrictor. 

Muriel Ostricke is with the Princess Company. 

Detectives are getting very popular these days. Alice Joyce, King 
Baggot, Ben Wilson, Laura Sawyer and Maurice Costello are on the latest 
list of screen sleuths, and still later comes Barry O'Moore as Octavius, 
amateur detective, who will do wonderful things on every other Monday, 
beginning January 12th. 

From Majestic, Kinemacolor and the stage, comes Gaston Bell to do 
leading parts in those Lubin-Charles Kleine plays. 

Marguerite Clayton has not left the Essanay Company, as reported in 
the press, and evidently does not intend to. 

This is an era of big photodramas and big photoplay houses, the latest 
being the Vitagraph Theater, formerly the Criterion, at Broadway and 
Forty-fifth Street, New York. 

Multiple-reel photoplays have their mission, but dont forget that the 
good old "one-reeler" will never die. 

If you want to learn to distinguish art from craftsmanship, just see 
"Love's Sunset" and compare it with any of the "thrillers." You will 
then realize that it is not necessary to burn a building or to sink a ship 
in every successful play. 

"Little Mary" Pickford, wonderful miss, writes us that she is now 
located in her new California bungalow, and that she will soon be able to 
take care of her correspondence. 

Now cometh "Buster Brown" on the screen, ushered in by his creator, 
R. F. Outcault. 

When Canon Chase and President Dyer have had their say on "Cen- 
sorship," everybody will admit that this magazine has done a public 
service never to be forgotten. Let us settle this question once for all ! 

Watch out for pretty Ormi Hawley as the "Winter Girl" on our 
March cover. 

Richard Travers. of the Essanay Company, is an accomplished chap. 
He tangoes artistically, dream-waltzes gracefully, and sets bones scientifi- 
cally, being an M.D. as well as a photoplayer. 

You cant tell whether it is a dime museum, a shooting gallery or a 
circus, when the exhibitor covers the front of his theater with lurid posters 
of terrifying sensations. 

Notice of Rechristening : Hereafter we shall drop three syllables 
from our cumbersome name and call ourselves yours truly, Motion Picture 

The gold prize for the best story in this issue goes to the author of 
"Into the Lion's Pit," and the second prize to the author of "Thru the 

We are able to state that that newspaper report concerning Mr. Cos- 
tello was greatly exaggerated — but this is nothing new for newspapers. 

Lottie Briscoe and Marguerite Risser were recently stamped as beauties 
by the New York Times in a beauty show. 

Erratum : The photoplay, "The Battle of Shiloh," was written 

by Emmet Campbell Hall. 






In our January Dumber we announced the beginning of what promises to be 
the greatesi contesl for Motion Pieture players that was ever conducted in 
this country or in any other country. There have been all kinds of con- 
tests, l»iit most of them were for the most popular player, or for the most 
beautiful player, and bo on. Of course, a player may be very popular, <>r 
pretty, or very graceful, or very picturesque, and all that, without being a 
greal artist ; this contesl is only for the artists — who an tli< yt A player may 
have winning ways and may aever fail to please you. hut which ones must you 
take oft' your hat to in recognition <>r their genius or meril .' We believe thai 

we arc the only publication in the world that has the right to conduct such an 
important contest as this. Scarcely ten days have passed since the . January 
number was placed on sale. ami. owing to the busy bolidi a, many 

ardent admirers have nol yet had time to Bend in their votes; nevertheless, <>ur 
contest department has had quite all it could do to sort out the ballots, and 
on this day, as we go to press, we are able t<» announce tie- result of aboul 
days' balloting, with hundreds of counties yet to he heard from. 

Pull particulars of the contesl will be found on another page. Remember 
that only coupons will he counted. While we prefer that thes.- coupons 
mailed direct to the editor of this department, they may also he enclosed with 
communications intended for other departments. Watch out for the March 
Dumber, which will contain the total vote from December 13th to about 
January 22d. In the meantime, you can be ,L r uessin<: how the different phi. 
will stand. Who among the many talented women of the screen will head the 
lisl next month. ' And who will have the honor of being designated as her 
Leading man? Nobody now knows, hut you shall see! 


Earle Williams 
Mary Puller second. 

and Mary Pickford lead, with Warren Kerrigan and 

Earle Williams. . 

Mary Pickford B 

w.-iireii Kerrigan ....." 

Mary Fuller I 

Arthur Johnson I 

Alice Joyce •*' 

Edith Storey 3 

Carlyle Blackwell. . . .8 

( Irane Wilbur •*' 

Frauds Bushman . . . ._ 

Blanche Sweet - 

i.<-itie Briscoe i 

( Jlara Kimball ^ «oinu r t 
Florence Lawrence. , . I 
Tom Moore I 

Maurice Costello 

Romaine Fielding. . . 

\h i.ui Rich 

Pauline Bush 

.I:iines < 'ril/.e 

Norma Ta Imadge. , ■ . 

< >w en Moore 

Augustus Phillips. ... 
Florence La Badle. , . 

Lillian Walker 

(;. M. Anderson 

<■>.::.",."» Anita Stewart 

5,310 Ormi I law ley 

5,310 Julia s. Cord. .n 

i.r.l t Jessalyn Van Trump 

1,256 Mabel Normand 

3,704 Henry Walthall 

3,250 Marguerite Snow.... 

3,158 Leo Delaney 

3,051 B. K. Lincoln 

2, 150 Dorothy Kelley 

2,158 Harry Myers 

[,903 Ethel Clayton 

,854 W Llliam Shay 

.7.")'". I rving < Summlngs.. . . 

,503 Ed* in August 

,250 Anna NilssOn 

,150 Jack Richardson. . . . 

,106 King Baggol 

056 Ruth Roland 

008 Mrs, Mary Maurice. . 

Pearl white 

802 Beverly Baj oe 

760 Gert rode Md k>y 

758 Flora Finch 

650 Leah Baird 

658 Marc MaeDermott. . . 

658 Pearl Slndelar 

657 Bessie Eyton 

656 Sidney Drew 

col Quy Coombs 

55 1 Florence Turner. . . 

550 Benjamin Wilson.. . 

601 Claire Mel >owell. . . 

500 Frederick church. . 

L56 Billie Rhodes 

155 Earle Metcalfe 

I.'il William Russell. ■ . ■ 

15 1 Rosemary Theby. . . 

i:.n Harrj Benham . . . . 

100 John Bunny. , 

UK) \v. Chrystie Miller. 

ins Mae Marsh 

107 James Morrison. . . . 

L00 Ali.ert Carey 

350 Marguerite Courtot 

B68 Ned Finley 

356 Marguerite Clayton. 

Bettj Grey 

900 Lola Weber 

307 Claire Whitney 

806 Walter Miller 

806 Vale BOSS 


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I know a door rimmed round with light, §= 

And, list'ning thru the twinkle =3 
Of those massed stars so dazzling bright ^ 

Souls claim they catch the tinkle 1^ 

Thru the night 5=i 

Of fairy bells beguiling them § 

To some far land less dreary ; gj 

I wander in, besmiling them, =: 

For human feet grow weary. =rf 

jg.^; The star-door spirals gleam and glow i Sr 

Like night-moths gaily flitting, g3& 

^QMS ^nd there, upon the threshold low, 5 IZ2 .' 

I leave my troubles sitting IH^r 

In a row : §.;- 
Black Grief, Dull Care, Forebodings Gray. Szzr 

Resentful Unforgiving, =2=: 

Remembrance Bitter, Feet of Clay, 5> — = 

Extreme High Cost of Living. gf^r 

Inside — ah, me! Sweet faces pass B=^ 

Across a snowy curtain : =5=E 

A love-lorn youth, a winsome lass, g; — 

An episode uncertain. gp= 

Ah! looking-glass s^ — 

Of my past years. . . An em'rald plain =p — 

And dizzy, snow-capped mountains, rr * 

Fair yellow fields of waving grain, WF 11 

Soft-voiced Italian fountains. = i~"~" 

Reluctantly I rise to go — 

The night-moths still are flitting 
Like stars above the door — but, lo ! 

The troubles I left sitting 
In a row 
Are there no more; no monsters wait 

With which to strive and grapple. 
Behold ! no darkness. . . neither hate — 

And all the world my apple ! 















First Spa^ra 

dht had fallen, with, & 
d upon the scenery. 

were flashing^ out 
ns "to the evening crowds 
rdock Bones, the Qreat 
iti his nickel •« plated oFfice, 
Smoking six Pittsburg 


,kinkind^7D*fe*t very day soree 

:«Cered%r4o^l piey^Jouseind 

stolen. sixteen fre^k^blue -ber ry\ 

pies. It/waS the' firstpofcbery tkat rz^cMbeen com- 

for over nfty^Stx years/l^o wo^iGler^BurdocK^ 


raitted in 

5?kird Spasm 

Recklessly ju<&ling two dynatnjte 
bombs Trie had neark 
coriuKdranj, wtieu — 
son- of- a- sea-cook s 
door with a raeat- 
ped mto the office. 

Fourtk SAa.smN--V 
Burdock -tossed the dynamite/ bom 
into tke waste-baskeC/VjowJJ turned 
around in His 3wivel- chair and there, 
amid the ruiraa of the oahen akior^ 
stood Puoytosed ( 
Pete, ike pie fiend. ^ 
t f\ faJttt blu4 lirce C1 *^_s 
jpf^cincliag kisVavern- , 
ous mouth. Vtold V_ 
{he sad,sad \ale of tke^vacnisked pies. &ke dreat ^yitery^ 

wa,s solved. "" 

Fifth, Spawns 
Before our hero could clap the come-alonds on teis wnsis, 
nosed Pete covered hint with, a sixteen pound derringer 
concealed in his vest pocket. — HORRORS! 

Sixth, Spasm. 
'V^hAl^you dumskoe dink! You false alarm! Ive got^you now 



hc 5 kad 


pare Co bite J tke dust!" J cried the pierced villi**. Did Burdock Bones quai 
TJix! fto quail about him, not even a. mallard duck. Our Hero was yxo 
coward. Did he det down and sink his false incisors tn the dust, at 
his feet? J2ot on j^our tin-type! ^wo weeks previous, didnt he leap vdc 
the roarirgd torrent and rescue Rosalie Ransom^ pet poodle from a 

when she Tell from 


$ 1 
watery dr^ve 



the top of a two-tkousa.Y&d -foot precipice? "Vou bet your boots he. did ^-A 
orsce a hero, always a* bero J was his motto. 




crik ^Skoof 

Severatk Spawns. 

if _you must 

swdjKBut wl&ats- tke use 

bosons ke"]r£jsed kin&self to 

full fee 

tkis old balqkead but I spare my Tse'dlidee skirt V 

se?you caSot kill nie!^ ■* * * # 

r ■! i f 1 1 1 1 I inn mi ^b _c£^ 

Eigktk Spasm 

"Caiii&ot kill^you^ek?* kissed Pudkosed Pete tke Pie Fietgd: "#rad wkyigot? 
Hskrowirad out teis ckest, skirt- bosons aisd all, i» a. voice like tke tkui&der 

Burdock replied: "fcec&use I ar»& tfee foero of tfcis scera&Ho a^d 
Motion Picture feeroes teevste die!**,,,,, „,„„„„ „ , , „,,, , ,i 




This department is for information of general interest, but questions pertaining to matrimony, 
relationship, photoplay writing, and technical matters will not be answered. Those who desire early 
answers by mail, or a list of the names and addresses of the film manufacturers, must enclose a 
sitamped, addressed envelope. Address all inquiries to "Answer Department," writing only on one side 
of the paper, and use separate sheets for matters intended for other departments of this magazine. 
When inquiring about plays, give the name of the company, if possible. Bach inquiry must contain 
the correct name and address of the inquirer, but these will not be printed. Those desiring imme- 
diate replies or information requiring research should enclose additional stamp or other small fee; 
otherwise all inquiries must await their turn. 

Two English Girls. — -No, your letter is not tiresome. Quite to the contrary. I 
enjoyed it. Wish I could print it all. Chats with those players will be forthcoming. 

Gladys M. B. — Ethel Clayton was the girl in "A Deal in Oil" (Lubin). I believe 
that was the first picture that Harry Myers ever directed. He is a regular director 
now. She also played in "The Price Demanded." 

Cloveb, Wis. — Anna Drew was the heiress in "Told in the Future" (Majestic). 
Charles Ray was Red Mask in that play. Lillian Christy in "Lonesome Joe." 

The Portland Twins. — Edwin August was the cousin in "When Kings Were Law" 
(Biograph). The film was Actionized in our June 1912 issue. Yes, tho lost to sight to 
mem'ry dear, is Augustus Carney. Let us hope that he will come back. 

H. E. D. — Martha Russell was with the Satex Company last, in Arizona. 

Sweet Sixteen. — Mildred Bracken was with Kay-Bee last. I did not notice the 
wedding-ring on Gertrude McCoy's finger in that picture. Grace Cunard was the girl 
in "The She- Wolf" (Bison). 

Marguerite N. — Flora Nasson was Nora in "The Winner" (Victor). Yes, some 
company will undoubtedly get Huerta to pose in a film — provided he lives long enough. 
These Mexicans have a habit of killing one another on the slightest provocation. 

Etta C. P. — Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley had the leads in "The Light Woman." 
Robert Leonard and Margarita Fischer had the leads in "The Fight Against Evil." 

Jane. — Harrish Ingraham was Howard in "The Mad Sculptor" (Pathe). Charles 
Perley was the son in "The Call of the Blood" (Kinemacolor). Lionel Adams and 
Edna Luby in "The Gangster" (Lubin). William Duncan in "The Good Indian" (Selig). 

Betty. — Looky here, you mustn't ask if "William Bechtel is the son of Mrs. Will- 
iam Bechtel." Marguerite Clayton was the girl in that Essanay. 

S. E. T., Shelton. — Marian Cooper was Ethel, Irene Boyle 
Harry Millarde was the detective in "The Smugglers" (Kalem). 
Evelyn Selbie were the girls in "At the Lariat's End" (Essanay). 
Ernestine Morley had the leads in "In the Southland" (Lubin). 

Mary P. — Jane Fearnley has been with Vitagraph about five months. Clara Will- 
iams was with Universal last. I am not a philosopher. A philosopher is one who says 
simple things finely, and fine things simply ; e.g., my twin on another page. 

K. K., 20. — Lee Moran was Ellis Lee, and Ramona Langley was Ramona in "Won 
by a Skirt" (Nestor). 

Ophia S. — Edgena De Lespine was Lola in "The Thorns of Success" (Majestic). 
Beverly Bayne was Jean in "The Hermit of Lonely Gulch" (Essanay). Mrs. Taylor 
was the wife in "In the Days of War" (Patheplay). 

Alma B., Conn. — Herbert Rawlinson and Marguerite Loveridge in "The Wood- 
man's Daughter" (Selig). Eleanor Blevins was the sweetheart. Kathlyn Williams and 
H. A. Livingston in "The Flight of the Crow" (Selig). Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish 
were the girls in "The Lacly and the Mouse" (Biograph). 

Marguerite R. — Alice Hollister was the flirt, Marguerite Courtot was the country 
girl, Harry Millarde the boy, and Alice Eis the dancing girl in "The Vampire" (Kalem). 

was the maid, and 
Bessie Sankey and 
Edwin Carewe and 



v. B. i... \i \\ roBK. — Albert Macklin was Bob, and Vivian Patefl was Mary in 
"Mother-Love" (Lubin). Mary Fuller is Edison's principal Leading woman. She piayi 
all kinds of parts. Augustus Phillips or Big I *. » • n Wilson usually plays < »i ►! •• »- i t «* her. 

Peevish Patricia. Edwin August opposite Blanche Sweet In 'Tin Fvir 

(Biograph). Helen Holmes was the girl In "Baffled, Not Beaten" (Kalem). I' 
I. earn was the daughter In "Barry's Breaking in*' (Edison). 

Alice B. Robert Grey In '".Mm Takes a Chance" (American). Paul C. Sural was 
the killer in "The invaders" < Kalem >. What, yon think Arthur Johnson's i« <-t look like 
bams? Well, lie does not have t<> play Cinderella parts. 

Sweet Peas, [sabelle Lamon was Violet Dare in "Violet Dare, Detective" (Lubin). 
Dolly Larkin in "Jim's Reward." .lames Fitzroy was Joss in "Love ami War in Mea 

ill i:\i a \ II.. I'ii i \i o. Eon evidently think that you know it ;iii and that you are a 
model after which all should pattern; hut. he sure «»t" this, yon an- dreadfully like other 
people. There isn't much difference between the best ami the worst of as. Try Kalem. 

Sai.i n: Sik. — .Mr. ( '. Hull was Jean in "Sapho." Ma.- Marsh in that Biograph. 

Tango Km. — The description Is very meager, but I believe you refer to "Pot 
Love" (Patheplay), the story of which appeared in our November 1911 Issue 

Flossie, Mississippi.- Mabel Van Buren was Blanche, ami Barold Lockwood was 
Edward in "Bridge of Shadows" (Selig). Francis Ford ami Grace Cunard on 

November. Prances Ne Moyer ami Walter stuil in "Coming Home to Mother." 

T. A. EL — Prancella Billington was the girl in "A Dangerous Wager" (Kalem). 
This Is m> health department, hut T would like to answer your questions at length. 
l wish I could make Health contagious instead of Disease. 

Milosed O., Camden. — Marin Sals was the wife in "Intemperance" (Kalem). 
King was Joe In "The Lost Dispatch" Marian Cooper ami Bob Walker in 
"The Moonshiner's Mistake" (Kalem). 

Violet C. — Cyril Gollleb was the hoy in "An Orphan of War" (Kay-Bee). Dorothy 
Davenport was Molly in "A Romance of Erin" (Domino). I would not call Tom 
Moore's face strong, hut it is a pleasant one. 

Dutch.— Edwin Carewe and Ormi Bawley had the leads in "Winning III— Wife" 
(Lubin). Kay McKee was the young man in "Silence for Silence" (Lubin). Paul C. 
Hurst as the husband ami Cariyle Blackwell the minister in "Intemperance" (Kalem). 
Leo Delaney in "The Next Generation" (Vitagraph). You're welcome 

KatheRINE S.- — Ilohai't BOBWOrth was the lather. Franeis NewbUTg was th< 
and Ethel Davis was Nan in "Nan of the Woods" (Selig). You allege that I said that 
Ormi Bawley was not graceful. I deny the allegation and defy the alligator. 

F. B. W. — Ormi Ilawiey was Nan in "From Out the Flood" (Lubin). I believe that 
the Nash girls are sisters — at least I know that one of them is.. (Whenever you 066 
two periods, you will know that it is time to laugh).. 

Marts a. II.. ^^0^SS Halifax.— Ethel Phillips 

was the hi- jrirl ^^^**^sS^<i in "The Dumh Messenger." 

SK'i.hen I'urdee ^^^^a£^e^0zZ^f \l Wils t,H ' s "" < ' 1 * tn< ' " 1(1 

woman. Fianeee ^xy ^K /S ^ \ f£ '" ''"'-feet. Frankie Mann 

was the irirl. \S Q&^=^^^^Z^0^ ^MB& \ *^% Most people Um'iI hoth of 

those names in iK SlY\\ . vt tlu ' contest, and Gale i 

• 'in.. Nkw il\\\\VB BT^^jB B^\'\\^i York.- Sorry your que* 

tions were not l*V\\\\\M MX *«^ifl H§s\\\ \ \* answered. lie ]»atient. 

A I'WIel 

M«>\ |\«; PICTFRK 



Sophomore, 1-1. — H. A. Livingston was the naval officer in "The Mansion of Misery" 
(Selig). Kathlyn Williams was the girl. William Duncan was Dan, Lester Cuneo was 
Pete, and Myrtle Stedman was Grace in "How It Happened Thus" (Selig). You say 
"the magazine is swell, you are sweller, and your head is swellest." So you have 
noticed it, have you? 

Flossie V. — Carlyle Blackwell was Edward in "Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). Maidel 
Turner has left Lubin. It is impossible for us to print all the casts at the beginning 
of stories, for reasons heretofore stated. 

Bess, of Chicago. — J. W. Johnston played the lover in "From the Beyond" 
(Eclair). You, too, vote for William Bailey. Wallace Reid is with Universal. Ask me 
not which company. He plays first with one, then with another. 

Seventeen. — Marguerite Clayton in that Essanay. John Halliday was the young 
man in "Mother-Love" (Lubin). Francis Bushman's eyes are blue. I had a tete-a- 
tete with him here one day. He is even handsomer off the screen than on. 

Helen I. W. — Your letter sparkles like a basket of jewels. H. A. Livingston was 
John in "John Bonsall of the U. S. Secret Service" (Selig). 

Friskie Trixie. — Sorry you were disappointed with "Joyce of the North Woods"; 
you say you liked the book better? Irene Warfield and Richard Travers in "Grist to 
the Mill" (Essanay). Dolly Larkin and Henry King in "The Tenderfoot Hero" (Lubin). 

Pauline A. — Augustus Phillips was the outlaw in "The Girl and the Outlaw" 
(Edison). Robert Gaillord was Captain Jim in "The Pirates" (Vitagraph). Harry 
Northrup and Clara Kimball Young in "The Test." 

John G. F. — Julia Swayne Gordon was the lead in "Her Last Shot" and not Anne 
Schaeffer. What? Too much kissing in the films? Yes, but kissing is simply shaking 
hands with the lips. Germs or no germs, how are you going to stop it? 

Esther, St. Louis. — Albert Macklin was Bob, Vivian Pates was Mary. Tom Mix 
was Dakota in "The Law and the Outlaw" (Selig). Harry Millarde was Harold. 
Harold Lockwood is with Nestor. William Garwood was with Majestic last. 

Unsigned, Middletown. — Gladys Hulette was the girl in "The Younger Generation" 
(Edison). Alice's hair is between a reddish brown and golden. Do you get me? 

Edith, 17. — Let me say a few words before I begin. You must not write to James 
Morrison and tell him how much you love him. Keep that to yourself. Dont tell 
anybody. Harry Lambert was the secretary in "Keeping Husbands at Home." 

R. S. W., Syracuse. — Mary Ryan was leading woman in "The Evil Eye" (Lubin). 
She is no longer with Romaine Fielding. 

Naomi, of St. Louis. — That was a mistake. You did not mean Louise Beaudet, 
but Lillian Walker. My fault. A fault confessed is half redressed; so? 

M. C. M., Cal. — Robert Leonard was the hero in "Paying the Price" (Rex). Mar- 
garita Fischer was the girl. J. W. Johnston was chatted in the December issue. 

Rose E., 15. — Charles Kent was the doctor in "The Doctor's Secret" (Vitagraph). 
Helen Costello was the little girl in the same. Clara Young played opposite Maurice 
Costello in "On Their AVedding Eve" (Anagraph). 

Cupid. — Jack Livingstone was 
Frank, and Murdock McQuarrie 
was the hero in "A Matter of 
Honor" (Kinemacolor). "Rain" on a film is caused 
by particles of dust settling on the soft emulsion 
of the film, and when the film is rewound, the dirt 
is ground in and plows fine furrows thru the emul- 
sion, producing the rain effect. 

Berenico. — Sorry, but I cannot obtain that Key- 
stone information. Probably it was Fred Mace. 



Pabquinet. — Grace Canard was Billle in "Captain Blllie'e Mate" (Bison). Phillips 
Smalley wae the poet, .lean Palette was bis ward, and Douglas Gerrard was Tenor In 
"The Llghl Woman" (Rex). Donl know the size of Clara Kimball Younf 
probably about 1 1 1 1-» •< • and a ha 1 1 

]•:. B., Chu wo.- Harry Gripp was Alex in "Twice Rescued" (Edison). You are 
right The players laugh too much. They should Jaugn less and smile more. The 
smile is the whisper of the laugh. Brer notice thai smile of Louise Baudet'sl [s 
i; qoI Jusl too nin rly too too7 i.. Lottie Briscoe was the wealthy girl in "A Leader of Men." Yea, that 
was Etomaine Fielding in thai picture. He happened to be in Philadelphia when the 
picture was taken, bo ii" took pari in it with Johnson Jusl for fun. 

1.1 Monro s. — Evelyn Hope was Lady Rowena in "Ivanhoe" (Imp). Robert Bar- 
ron and Lillian Gish in "The Lady and the Mouse" (Biograph). Phyllis Gordon 
the Spanish girl and Harold Lockwood the American tover in "The Grand old Flag." 

.M. L. S. A. — Adelaide Lawrence was the child in "The Influence of a Child" 

(Kalenii. Beverly Bayne was Alice in "The Death Weight" (Essant you 

dreamed that John Bunny married Mary Lickford '.' That wasn't a dream — that v. 

nightmare. STon mustn't eal lobster and ice-cream before retiring. 

Kitty. C. — Pearl Sindelar was the woman. Margaret Risser the girl, and Eleanor 
Woodruff and Jack Standing the lovers in "The Depth of Hate" (Patheplay). You 

say you are afraid you will never meet me in heaven. What have you been doing DOW? 

Mas. J. F. D. — Edwin Carewe in "The Judgment of the Deep" (Lubin). Edwin 
Carewe was Walter in "Tamandra, the Gypsy" (Lubin). 

Leonabd I). R. — Tom Moore was the new minister, Thomas McGratb waa 

Ransom, and Alice Joyce was Nance in "Our New Minister." That motorman who 
escaped from the electric trolley must have been a non-conductor. 

WALTEB C. — Peter Lang was Pete, the artist ; Marie W'eiiinan was the girl in "Pete, 
the Artist" (Lubin). Edwin Carewe in "The Regeneration of Nancy" (Lubin). 

Ci.i n. ia P. — Charles Clary was the young earl. Henry Lansdale was his villainous 
brother. Lisa Lorimer was the wife. William Stowell and Miss Sage were the children 
in "The Pendulum of Fate" (Selig). 

Goldilocks. — Yes. she married a very aristocratic man. Actresses will happen in 

the best regulated- families. Henry King was the lead in "The Mysterious Hand." 
Flora a. i'.. — Vivian Pates was Mary, and Albert Macklin was Bob in "Mother- 
Love." Tlie latter is no longer with Lubin. Edgena He Lespine is now with Biograph. 

W'miii: C — Leah Giunchi was Helen in '"The Mysterious Man" (Ch 
refer to Fernanda Negri Pouget in "The Lasi Hays of PompeiL" . Mr. and Mr- 
I [ami i in the Arizona Bill series of Eclipse plays. House Peters in Famous Players. 


/'. \. Qaffe.—They do say aa bo* Movin' Pictures hurt a feller's i 

\ mii reckon they dol 

/,-. / Peater. Aw I that's all poppycock, si: i bin goin' to tic movies in th* 
town-hall evei? Saturday night fer nigh on three years, an' i picked this 
rabbit off at two hundred yards, first pop. Why, oi 1 Lena Jones was party 
nigh blind tin be go\ started join' to th' movies. Now he kin 

! as anybody. 



Johnnie, the First. — Thanks for the card. Fred Mace is with the Apollo Com- 
pany. I haven't the name of the author of that pen-and-ink paper. Pauline Bush 
in "The Wall of Money." Peter Lang is now with Famous Players. 

Flower E. G. — You should not take disappointment as a discouragement, but as a 
stimulant. And her name was Charlotte! Yes; Zena Keefe is playing in vaudeville. 

Rose E. — I am afraid you are no judge of good literature. Herbert Rawlinson is 
now with the Universal Pacific Company. 

Lou S., Nor. — Mr. Sargent is with the World. Thomas Santschi is still playing 
for Selig. Vivian Prescott is with Biograph. 

Pansy. — Peter Wade wishes to thank you for a nip of your fudge. It agreed with 
him. He writes : "Just wait until I get a comedy ; I'll make it prayerfully good." 

Mildred and Meredith. — Adele Lane was the girl in "The Trail of Cards" (Selig). 
Marie Walcamp and William Clifford in "The Girl and the Tiger" (Bison). 

Happy Jack. — Edwin Clark was the lover in "Why Girls Leave Home" (Edison). 
Robert Harron in "The Girl Across the Way" L. Orth was Dottie Dewdrop in "An 
Evening with Wilder Spender" (Biograph). Thanks for the verse. I agree. 

Snookie Ookums. — William Scott was the husband in "Destiny of the Sea" (Selig). 
Harriet Notter and Eugenie Besserer were the girls. I enjoyed every line of your letter. 

Pinky, 16. — Harrish Ingraham was the officer in "The Smuggler" (Patheplay). 
Haven't heard Lily Branscombe's location. 

Billy J. — Victor Potel was the minister in "Broncho Billy's Sister" (Essanay). 
Louise Huff is from Edison and Famous Players; now with Lubin. 

Janet A. M. — Pathe will not tell us the girl in "Missionary's Triumph." No, his 
name is not' Mr. S. Polyscope! It is the Selig Polyscope Co. Mr. Selig is its owner. 

Cecil. — Yes ; Helen Holmes. William Brunton was the husband in "The Hermit's 
Ruse" (Kalem). Thomas Santschi was Railroad Jack in "The Redemption of Railroad 
Jack" (Selig). Adele Lane was the girl. Dolly Larkin in "Black Beauty" (Lubin). 

W. H. T. — Hadn't noticed that Alice Joyce's smile is wearing off ; it is just as 
charming as ever. You are wrong in assuming that because I said "I eat anything 
that is given me, free," I am a billy-goat. I get lots of presents, such as crushed roses 
and suspenders, but I dont eat them all. Kalem is pronounced K-lem, not K-l-m. 
William Worthington was the stranger in "The Restless Spirit" (Victor). You speak 
of my "genius as a writer," which proves conclusively that your literary education has 
been neglected. The eternal question, "Is G. M. Anderson dead?" has not come in this 
month yet, therefore something must be wrong with the mails (and females). 

Fritzi. — Carlyle Blackwell is still with Kalem. Dont care to advise you about 
joining Moving Pictures ; I doubt if you can get in. 

Manufacturer. — Where's the camera man this morning? 
Leading Man. — He's over in the grocery, taking a Moving Picture of the 
Roquefort cheese. 



Edith it. ai Green was Jerry in "The Reformation of Father* 1 (Selig). 

Girl <>* Mine. James Lackaye was the husband of Kate Price In "When Women 
Go on the Warpath" (Vltagraph). Palmer Bowman was the doctor In "Our Neigh- 
bors" (Selig). Benry King in "Black Beauty" (Lubin). 

Lillian l. 0. Romalne Fielding * 1 1 « l not play in "The Sleepy Rival" (Labin). 
Chester Barnetl was William in "His Last Gamble" (Crystal). Barle Foxe was the 
artist in "The Girl o' the Woods" (Victor), opposite Florence Lawrence, 

Iki.m i'.. New Obleans. Tom Carrigan and Adrienne Kroell had the Leads in 
"Around Battle Tree" (Selig). Florence LaBadie and William Russell bad the leads 
in , *The Twentieth Centurlan Farmer" (Tfeanhouser). 

Joy, 150. -Harry Keenan was Texas, and Brinsley Shaw had the Lead in "The 
Shadowgraph Message" (Essanay). ai FIIsod was the father, Jennie Filson was the 
wife, ai Green and Stella Razetto son and daughter in "The Reformation of Father" 

(Selig). Words fail mo. SO I can simply say thanks. 

M. I. c. Canada. -Thomas Santschi In thai Selig. Broncho are hard t«. gel Infor- 
mation from. No, I have do small rices, but several Large ones. 

Rose E., L5.- Harry Myers and Ethel Clayton in "His Code of Honor" (Lubin). 
Pearl White in "The Rich inch'" i('rystai). Francis Ford and Grace Cunard in 
"The Black Masks" (Bison). Florence WeU was Mary Jane in "Mary Jane." 

si kkh: Sal.- Your versos will live when Shakespeare :iik1 Dante are dead. 
When they are (lend. I believe they .ire iiiiiiinrl als. Marie W'eirman with Vltagraph. 

Mas. R. R. E, it you want twelve consecutive aumbers, you can u'et them at the 
regular subscription price of $1.50. My name is not Lincoln Carter. Never heard of him. 

Despebati Desmond. — .Mae Marsh was Anne, and 1>. Crisp was Lee Calvert in * ■ I * >• 
Man's Law" (Blograph). Richard Travers and Irene Warfleld had the leads in -The 
Pay-As-You-Enter Man" (Essanay). Julia Swayne Gordon in "Daniel" (Vltagraph). 
John Brennan and Ruth Roland In "The Fickle Freak" (Kalem). No. NO! 

Kathbyn m.. Montbose. — Mary Fuller is still with Edison. Charles Clary i- tail 

and liirht. Yes. those Vltagraph society dramas give one a glimpse Of the beau mond* . 

Hebman. — Sou must he standing on your head, for y.»n appear t<> see everything 
upside down. Vltagraph, net Blograph. 

ORIENT.— Bessie Learn was the nurse in "The Doctor's Duty" (Edison). 

Ezra.- Von want Vltagraph to get a Leading man for Clara K. Young, "and then 
we can see some good plays." What's the matter with Barle Williams, c,,^teii«>. James 
Young and Leo I >elaney? 

v. R., Minx. Wallace Reld was Will in "Her Innocent Marriage" (American). 

Thomas Carrigan and Adrienne Kroel] in that Selig. Richard Tucker was Frank, ami 
Mary Fuller was I.ali in "The Translation of a Savage" (Edison). Harry Millarde 
:ind Guy Coombs in "The Fatal Legacy" (Kalem). 

Ciui.ii Q. — Charles Perley was the minister in "The Scarlet Letter" (Kinemacolor). 
Haioid Lockwood was Leading man in "Bridge of shadows" (Selig). Evathlyn Will- 
Lams in that Si Lig. Universal do not always answer our questions, a thousand thanks 
are due you, and here they are. 

BLANI hi 1*. Lillian Ortli was the wife and Charles Murray the husband in "With 
the Aid of Phrenology" (Blograph). Lionel Adams was Jim in "Two Cowards" 
(Lninii). Charles Hitchcock was the policenlan in that Essanay. Harry Myers was 
Harry in "A Hero Among Men" (Lubin). Edward l>iii<>n had the Lead in "The Noisy 

Suitor-" (Blograph). James O'Neill had the lead in "The Count of Monte CristO." 

The letters, telegrams, etc., Sashed on the screen are ool written by the player. 

Aim I. T. M.- Please give correct address next time. XOUT letter was sent to you. 
and it was returned. Mabel Trunnelle is with Ldison DOW. That Majestic is tOO old. 

Bl \\< in I... IND. Y.ui will have to give the eorrect title. Adelaide Law rem e was 
Hie girl ill "The Hlgh-BoiH Child and the Beggar" (Kalem). Tea. 

Edith McD. Thai is a trick picture, called double exposure. Harry Carey was the 
crook, ciaire McDowell the girl ami Charles West her Lover in "A Tender-Hearted 
Crook" (Blograph). Henrj King in "The Camera's Testimony" (Lubin). Thank you. 

Miriam v. I'ii ii \. "> i - ; Owen Moore belongs to Mary Pickford. He Is a brother 
in Tom. Marguerite Snow Ls playing for Thanhouser. Bo you think Edwin August a 

botl i/iiiiiI. Mo>! of the leading men are. 



Gladys E. S. — Sorry, but we cannot obtain the name of the player who played 
the part of Satan in the play by that name. 

Zip. — Henry King and Dolly Larkiu had the leads in "The Message of a Rose." 

W. G. R., New Zealand. — Alice Joyce is leading lady for Kalem. The name- in 
our magazine are correct. Many of those in foreign papers are not. 

Winnie, 16. — It is reported that Mary Pickford will remain with Famous Players. 
The Popular Player books may be had from our circulation department. 

Bertha A. — Most of Alice Joyce's gowns belong to her. Ethel Clayton did not 
leave Lubin. Ormi Hawley has no permanent leading man as yet. 

Girlie. — Edna Payne with the Eclair. Fred Church was the wounded man in "The 
Doctor's Duty' 1 (Essanay). Peter the Great was large and powerful, and had bold, 
regular features and dark -brown curly hair; a rather ferocious countenance. 


my! but how that boy does grow! 



Lucm P., si. Louis. Blanche Sweet was the girl In "The Painted Lady" (Bio- 
graph). No, thanks; I donl Intend to "cash In my checks" just yet Expecl to U 
be 100. You donl think I am 72? Did I Bay years? 

Jock No. L- -Ton seem to be well Informed. I ealne yonr opinions highly, al- 
ways u: l : i « i to hear from yon at length. 

Snooks Ooki ms.— .Mr. Kimball and Laura Lyman in "Night aiders" (Majestic). 
Marshal] Neilan and Pauline Bush in "Wall of Money" (Rex). Hie best way to 
"reduce" la to exercise, whether yon want to reduce weight, expenses, or doctor's bills. 

Tosca, Kia-ora. Just send ass money-order for $2.00, made out in Qnil 
money, and we will send you the book. Thanks for your land remarks. 

Socrates. The wreck was made just for the picture. We expecl t<» publish Edith 
Storey's picture soon, four tetter was written correctly. 

Winnie s. Warren Kerrigan was chatted in May, 1913. We have thai tarn 
sale. Clara K. Young was the girl, and Robert Gaillord was Jim In "The Pir 
(Vitagraph). Carlyle Blackwell and Billie Rhodes in "Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). 
Because the men wore knee-breeches In that period. Later on, only the boys wore 
half-masters, while their masters wore long ones. 

Enthi siastic Maidel Turner was the woman in "Angel ot the slums" (Lubin). 
Henry King was the here in "Medal of Honor" (Lubin). Yes, "Snow-White" was 

written by one of our Clearing House stat'C. Thanks. 

!•:. G. I\. HOLLYWOOD.— Edward Coxen was the bandit in -The Flirt and the Bandit" 
(American). I believe Warren Kerrigan must have a private secretary. 

Lincoln C. P.— That Selig was taken at Tucson, Ariz. The "Merrill Murder 
Mystery" was taken at Lake Placid, N. V. Why is this thus? Whence the whid 
of the what? in other words, elucidate, and get a new lead-penciL 

Deah Lex. .lane Weite was the mother in "Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). Eleanor 
Woodruff and Pear] Sindelar were the mothers. Florence Lawrence In ••The Spen 

Paul V. ('.— .Marin Sals was the girl in "Trooper Billy" (Kalem). Anna v 
in "The Counterfeiter's Confederate" (Kalem). X*ou say you will trust t.» luck. i»..nt: 
Luck is the Idol of the idle, but not when you put a P before it. 

Billy, L5. Very sorry to hear of your accident. Billie West was the girl and 

Robert Grey the brother in "Mis Sister Lucia" (American i. Paul Scardon was Mr. 

Barton in ,4 The Clown's Daughter" (Reliance). Mae Marsh was Grace In •"The Girl 
Across the Way" (Biograph). Marlon Leonard's picture In March. 1912. 

Pasqi inet. Robert Leonard was Robert, and Margarita Fischer was the girl in 
"Paying the Price" (Rex). The verse is very good. George Washington Is probably 
responsible tor New York being called the Empire state. He referred to it as the seat 
of empire, and that is probably the origin. 

Lamia S., CHICAGO.— -Lew Myers was the Jew in "The .Man They Seemed."' 

I * — * iit help you out from descriptions yon give You have Keystone players correctly. 

Sweet simikn. Edna and Leona Flugratb are sisters, but Dot the other. Richard 

Tucker was Richard In "Jane of the Dunes" (Edison). All. put your foot on the soft 

pedal, my deai'; not so loud. Calm yourself. Boil within: dont boil over. You 
mustn't expect all the plays and players to suit you. 

Desperate Desmond.— Crane Wilbur was chatted in November, 1912, and Ruth 
Roland in August, 1913. Lillian Wade was the girl in "The False Friend" 
Lord Roberts and Josie Sadler in "The Midget's Revenge" (Vitagraph). 



F. M. B. — You're right. Frederick Church in "Broncho Billy and the Express 
Rider" (Essanay). He is doing good work these days. 

Florence W. — "My Lady of Idleness" was released July, 1913. Leah Baird was 
with Vitagraph at that time. S. Rankin Drew was the baron in the above. 

Edith, 17. — Lillian Gish was the girl in "An Indian's Loyalty" (Biograph). Jackie 
Saunders had the lead in "Gold and Dross" (Nestor). 

Oriel, 16. — Guy Coombs in that Kalem. Anna Nilsson was May. Frances Ne 
Moyer was the girl, and Robert Burns was Abner in "The Drummer's Narrow Escape" 
(Lubin). Marguerite Clayton was the girl in "The Redeemed Claim" (Essanay). Har- 
rish Ingraham was the son in "The Miner's Destiny" (Pathe). 

Walt. C. — Edgar Jones was Ralph in "The Engraver" (Lubin). Edna Payne was 
the girl. Dorothy Davenport in "Pierre of the North" (Selig). Yes; some think "The 
Eternal Sea" one of the best things Lubin ever did. 

G. Y. P. E. — Leo Delaney was the shipbuilder in "The Next Generation." 

A. J. G., Turtle. Creek. — Louise Huff was Mary in "Her Supreme Sacrifice/' 
Marguerite Fisher is not playing. She is the wife of the Western Vitagraph director. 

Eva L., Belleville. — Vitagraph produced "Tale of Two Cities." Thanhouser pro- 
duced "David Copperfield." Imp produced "Ivanhoe." Send your scenarios direct 
to Vitagraph Company. 

Carlos. — I fear you are riding the wrong kind of hobby-horse. Photoplay writing 
is a serious business. Judging from the script you sent me, your hobby needs a veteri- 
nary. You say you have other irons in the fire ; well, I advise that you put this script 
where the other irons are. Stick to school a few years longer. 

Violet E. L. — Romaine Fielding and Gladys Blackwell had the leads in "The Coun- 
terfeiter's Fate." M. O. Penn and Pearl Sindelar had the leads in "When a Woman 
Masters" (Pathe). Yes; have met Mrs. Maurice, and I am hers. 

Jean, 17. — Jess Robinson was John in "The Rattlesnake" (Lubin). Tom Moore 
was the minister in "Our New Minister" (Kalem). I dont care to express an opinion on 
Votes for Women. But I have observed that some women say they want a vote, when 
what they really want is a voter. Most men think voting a bother. 

G. A. P., Los Angeles. — James Ross was Mosly, and James Vincent was Frank 
in "The Virginia Feud" (Kalem). W. J. Butler and Mr. Hartsell were the fathers 
in "The Law and His Son" (Biograph). 

Socrates. — Edith Storey has returned from North Carolina. Thanks for clippings. 

Hillybill. — Dont believe all you hear about those articles. We do not get the 
casts for the new companies that release only one or two features. 

Bunny D. — Please do not ask about relations nor stage questions. Alice Joyce 
and Tom Moore play opposite. 

Robert L. M. — William Clifford was Clifford, and Marie Walcamp was the girl in 
"The Girl and the Tiger" (Bison). 

Dorothy D., New Zealand. — Anderson is at the Screen Club very seldom. Send 
your letter to Niles, Cal. They are about 3,600 miles apart. Thanks for nice letter. 

Desperate Desmond. — Alice Joyce chatted August, 1912, and Octavia Handworth 
in August, 1912. Yes ; Talbot's book tells all about double exposures and trick pictures. 

Flower E. G. — Stephen Purdee was the city idler in "The Christian" (Kalem). 
You are too pessimistic. Why not be a booster instead of a knocker? Dont tear down 
our houses unless you build us new ones. What did you think of the ending of that Selig? 

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Dab Oi ran.— 'I'll*- Editor says be regrets h<- <u<i no1 give ■ list of "Honorable 
Mentions" In the last puzzle contest If he had, your excellent solution would have been 
well up In the list We are exhibiting many <>f them. 

Si kkii: Sal. — four rhyming Letter Is quite brilliant, but too long t<» print. I 
appreciate ii however, and enjoyed your humor. That Vitagrapfa Is too old. Flon 
Turner had the Lead. Alice Joyce was Peggy. 

Bias. J. II. G. — No offense Intended, my dear, Thai was not i i • t *-n«i«-<l for you* 
Always glad t<< bear from you. Sidney Drew appears to be b permanent fixture .-it 
Vltagraphville. lie was a huge success mi the vaudeville sfc 

Peggy. — Your verse i^ very fin*' about the players, and i shall give it to tin- proper 
department Thanks. I have no control over the verse department 

Bugi mi: v. — Francis Ford la still with Bison. Why dont you write him .-it Bison 
Co.. Universal City, Hollywood. Cal.V We'll try to interview him soon. 

Gladys O. — H. A. Livingston was the naval officer, ami Al Garcia was the prince 

in "Malison's .Misery" (Selig). .Mace (ireenleaf (lied some time ago. 

D. .M. T., Colo. — Francella Billington was the girl ami Larmar Johnstone the 
foreman in "A Perilous Ride" (Majestic). Barry Benham and Mignon Andi 
the Leads in "A Proposal by Proxy" (Thanhouser). 

.M. I].. RUTHEBFOBD. — .Never ndnd ; cheer up. Single misfortunes never Come alone. 

and the greatest of all possible misfortunes is generally followed by a much greater one. 

It never rains hut it gets wet. And the pain fell upon the dust and said: "I am onto 
yor.: your name is mud.'' By the time you rend this you will laugh at the Incident 
.Fumes Cooley was the hushand in Blograph. Lillian <iish was the wife and 
Frances Nelson the sister in "So Buns the Way" (Blograph ». 

Florence R., Atlantic City. — Mildred Hutchinson was the little girl in "The 
President's Pardon" (Patheplay). Haven't the other Path& 

Bnookh Ookums. — Francella Billington and Billle West were the girls in "Wed- 
ding Write-up." You certainly have a great opinion of yourself. Nothing like it. 

Twins & Co. — Dell Henderson was papa and .Miss AsliPm the wife in "Papa's 

Baby" (Blograph). Herbert Delmore was the hushand and Mary Apgar the child 
in "The Hands of Destiny" (Kalem). Edgar Jones had the lead in "The Invader" 
iLulain. Gwendoline Pates in that Pathe. In "The Autocrat of Flapjack Junction" 
(Vitagraph), Carlotta de Felice was Edith, and Zena Keefe was Roma. Adrlenne 
Kroell in "The Fate of Elizabeth." 

GENEVA. — Apparently you have taken Quiuc.v's advice. When you have a number 
of unpleasant duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first. Flo. 
LaBadie and Harry Benham had the leads in "The Beauty in the shell" (Thanhous 

Kami:, Ti.xas. — I.ila Chester. Eugene .Moore and David Thompson in "The Fl 1-" (Thanhouser). Warren Kerrigan chatted in May, 1913. 

Violet Van i>. — Harry Benham was Louie in "Louie, the Life-Saver" (Thanhouser). 
Winnifred GreenvoodMn "Step-Brothers" (American i. Warren Kerrigan js with Vlcl 

I'm:\. 1o. — Mao Hoteiy was the mother, Blanche West the daughter, John [nee was 
Jed and Arthur Mathews the poet in "The Mountain Mother" (Lubin). Why didn't you 
ask for the cast? William Stowell was the Water Kat. Adrlenne Kroell was Gladys, 
and Thomas Carrigan was Allan in '"The Water-Bat" (Selig). "A Man's Affairs* 1 Is 

not .-in American. Fred Mace and Marguerite Loveridge in "The Doctor's Etna 

Elsie B. \'.— James Cooley and Lillian Gish in '"The Folly ^f it All" (Blograph). 

Frances .Nelson w;is the sifter in "So Runs the Way." Harold Lockwood the young 
ni.iii in "The Bridge Of Shadows" (Selig). rOU*re Welcome I ^ne^s there will he a 

revival of old photoplays, from the looks of things, for a large majority seem to w.i 



Margret F.— You think Lillian Walker best in comedy parts and that her frown is 
' painful. Oh, fie ! fie ! She is always charming and beautiful. You refer to Edward 
I Coxen, of the American. He formerly played with Ruth Roland. 

F. D., Brooklyn. — William Russell was Robin Hood, Gerda Holmes was Marian, 
i and Harry Benham was Alan in "Robin Hood" (Thanhouser). 

| L. C, Chicago. — So they have women police in your village. I favor women's 

I clubs, but not for policemen. J. J. Lanoe w r as the clubman in "The Madonna of the 

Storm" (Biograph). Harry Kendall was Jimmy in "Violet Dare, Detective" (Lubin). 

| Hitchy Koo. — James Durkin was the young lover in "The Junior Partner" 

(Thanhouser). We expect to print Mrs. Costello's picture some time. 
| L'alonette. — Blanche West and John Ince in "A Mountain Mother" (Lubin). We 
shall print Julia Sw^ayne Gordon's picture very soon. 

Sallie Jane. — Looky here, talk is cheap, but food is as high as ever. To answer 
your questions would require a couple of hours in the public library. You omitted to 
enclose even a postage stamp, but I will try to get what you want some day soon. 

A Dixie Jewel. — Just send in 10c. and the Clearing House will supply you with a 
sample photoplay. Haven't heard of that player being w T ith Lubin. He isn't playing 
leads. Fred Mace usually plays the comedy leads for Majestic. 

Seventeen. — Grace Cunard in that Bison. Guillerme Gallea was Miguel in "A 
Mexican Tragedy" (Lubin). Yes, I accept anything. I think I shall have to start a 
museum in which to exhibit all my curiosities. Many thanks for the jack-knife. 

Helen L. R. — Richard Morris was the father in "A Deal in Oil" (Lubin). Julia 
Dalmorez was the gypsy girl in "Love Lute of Romany" (Essanay). Thomas Flynn 
was the son in "Life for Life" (Selig). Gertrude Bambrick was the girl in "The Win- 
ning Punch" (Biograph). Thanks for the clippings. 

S. and A. Yetta. — Ruth Hennessy was the girl in "Good-Night, Nurse" (Essanay). 
Robert Walker was the colored man in "Dear Old Girl" (Essanay). E. K. Calvert 
and William Bailey in "King Robert of Sicily" (Essanay). 

Eskimo.— Riley Chamberlin was the turnkey in "Little Dorrit." Thanks. 

Minnie. — Dear me! Cant you admire without letting your heart run away with 
your head? As my friend W. Shakespeare says, "Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make 
poor maidens mad." That was Steppling in the Biograph. 

Walter C. — Valentine Paul was Paul in "The Wilds of Africa" (Bison). Phyllis 
Gordon and Viola Henshall were the girls in the above. Lillian Gish w T as the wife in 
"So Runs the Way" (Biograph). Yes, but Marguerite Clayton is no longer with 
Western Essanay. Alas, alack, she has gone on the stage with Henry Miller. 

Dean L., St. Louis. — Francelia Billington was the princess in "The Heart of a 
Fool" (Majestic). Tsura Aoki was the Jap girl in "A Japanese Courtship" (Majestic). 

Marguerite K. T. — Adelaide Lawrence was the child in that Kalem. I am sorry 
you are hurt. Let's make the best of life. 

Hazel K. B. — The picture on the December cover was Anna Nilsson. That was a 
foreign Pathe. How about Carlyle Blackwell? Louise Glaum is with Kalem. 

Canuck, Montreal. — Clara Kimball Young was the girl in "Lonely Princess" 
(Vitagraph). Ask all the questions you like, but dont call me Grandpa. 

Margery K. — Tom Mix was Jim in "The Escape of Jim Dolan" (Selig). Courte- 
nay Foote has joined the Mutual. Yes, a good "Life of Napoleon" would make a fine 
feature. Lots of Napoleon films have been made, but none to show his whole career. 
Here is a good opportunity for somebody. It would do for a run. 



See bis chal in April 1913 Issue. 
in "Diversion" (Biograph). Walter 

still. Dorothy Kelly bas been ill for 

"Geronimo'i Last Raid" (American). 
want better pictures and less trash! 
be wished. 

i Patheplay i. < !laire 
( looley opposite her. 

Mr-. Harris was the mother in "Daddy's Soldi. t B 

as .Mrs. Wiggins in "Her Brave Rescuer" (Pathepl 

Billxken. — Perhaps you refer to Fred Mace 

Pie, 1918.— Frances Nelson was tin- wife 
.Miller and Blanche Sweet are both with Biograph 
Borne time. Fou're right about that company. 

Tom W. — Jack Nelson was the lieutenant in 
Pathe* wont answer on that other question, tfou 
Sea, my friend, 'tis a consummation devoutly to 

Oriole, 16 That was Betty Gray in "Across tin- <'hasm*' 
McDowell was Olga in "Tiu Stolen Treaty" (Biograph). Jame 
lie w .is with Reliance formerly. 
(Vita graph). Lillian Wiggins w 

Makmi.. Ray McKee was the hoy in "Highest Bidder" (Lubin). Marguerite Ne 
Moyer in "A Sleepy Romance" (Lubin). Barry Carey in "The Van Tiara" (Biograph). 
James Cooley n\ .i- the confederate. I.. Kenii ton Green was Jamison in "The Ory of the Blood" (Lubin 

yon think that Mae .Marsh never makes up. Well, why should she? Henry Stanley. 

i.iilie Clifton Mini Velma Whitman in "The Magic Melody" (Lubin). 

Mai rice S. M.— 1 certainly shall have to buy a fool-killer. I spent half an hour 
on y< or rigmarole of a Letter, and then I couldn't remember what it was all about. 
Four terminal facilities are Inadequate, and your headquarters need renovating. s 
as I <-an leii. Dothing pleases yon, and yon are out of joint with everything. 

in in Bell.*- s. yon like Florence Backett Also glad yon liked the last chat 
with Arthur Johnson. How about Florence Backett' s *i 

II. B. s. Blan< bard. — Elsde Greeson was the girl in "The Missing Bonds" (Kalem). 
[ic lir Boyle was the L r iri in "The Pursuit of the Smuggler" (Kalem). 

M\i:y M. — Florence FaF.adie was the girl in "The Haunted House" (Thanhouser). 
Ethel Cook had the lead in "The Deep-Sea Liar" (Thanhouser t . Yes, those man 
who permit their patrons to talk so loudly that nobody can hear the piano should 
furnish a. hale of cotton to place in our oars. 

Sherlock Holmes. — William Duncan was Fuck in "Tin- Capture of Rid Brown" 
(Selig). Thomas SantscbJ was the revenue officer in "Euchred." Helen Holmes was 
Ellen in "The Fattle at Fort Faramie" (Kalem). 

Rae, 18. — Marguerite Clayton was the girl in "The Straggler" (Essanay). 
Church was the brother. Lillian Wiggins was Lillle in that Patheplay. fours come- 
near being a billet doUX, Mae Marsh is now with Mutual. 

Helen f. if That was Cornell University at Ithaca in "Dear OldGirl" (Essanay). 

Bushman's hair is Light, his eyes are blue, ami he is well constructed. 

IF MACl. — The only way you can obtain an autographed photo is to get it from the 
player direct. Carlyle Blackwell is still with Kalem. "Fes Miserables," which was 
: ot easy t<> understand, was produced by the foreign Pathe. 

Fin \ c. K. — Harold Lockwood was the bookkeeper, and Mabel Van Buren was 
Blanche in "The Bridge of* shadows" (Selig). Carl Von Schiller was Tom. Henry 

King was Jack, Joseph Holland was Sancho. Irene Hunt was Fscita. Dorothy Daveti- 
porl was Elsie, and Louis Reyes was the Child in "The False Friend" (Fuhini. 

I. s.. New Youk. — Brinsley Shaw not with Vitagraph now ; cant locate him. 

Habold d. — Winnifred Greenwood was Marie in "The Trail of the Lost Chord" 
(American). Marguerite Snow was Kitty, and William Garwood was Tim in "Her 
Fireman" (Thanhouser). Edward Oozen was Ed, Mabel Brown was Betty, Gh 
field was Jose, and Lillian Christie was Concnita in "The Greater Love*' (American). 

M\i:y W., Ti \n. — Dolly Larkin, Joseph Holland and Henry Kinp in "The M< 

of a Rose" (Lubin). Better remain at school and take fall advantage <d* present op- 
port unit ies. Then yon will not be crying out, some day, M Oh ! the years I have lost f 

Mi inn L. G. Zounds, donner nnd blitzen, and all that Bort ><( thing] if yon per- 
sist in asking fool questions, I'll hid Job good-bye and seek Jove, by Jove! Pati< 
Bah! How do yon expect me to tell yon how much a yard Orml Hawley pays for her 
-ilk-, and ail that oon sense 1 Be reasonable. 

F 8., I'n.'i \. Carl Von Schiller was Bob in "The Actor's Strategy" (Labin). 

kiiihiyn Williams and Harold Lockwood in 'Their Step-Mother" (Selig). 



Naomi, of St. Louis. — Fred Church is still with the Essanay. Francis Bushman is 
expected to remain in Chicago. Anna Nilsson's eyes are sky-blue, large and clear. 
Irene Boyle's a "* brown, as I remember them, large and beautiful. 

^ F. C. W. — Anna Little had the lead in "A Venetian Romance" (Kay-Bee). Earle 
Foxe was Bob in "The Spender" (Victor). John Ince was Rattlesnake Bill. 

Kitty C. — Warren Kerrigan and Jessalyn Van Trump in "The Passer-by" (Vic- 
tor). Please dont send me any silk socks. Thanks just the same. 

Sweet Sylvia. — Henry Hallam was the father, and Marguerite Courtot was the 
girl in "The Riddle of the Tin Soldier" (Kalem). Gladys Hulette was the stenographer 
and Edwin Clark her lover in "Why Girls Leave Home" (Edison). 

iluEiEL A. — Dorothy Phillips was Dora in "The Power of Conscience" (Essanay). 
Perhaps it is Arthur Johnson's sang froid that makes him so interesting, and perhaps 
it is his naturalness. He never seems to be acting. 

Billy, of Superior. — Beverly Bayne was the girl in "Dear Old Girl" (Essanay i. 
House Peters in "In the Bishop's Carriage" (Famous Players). 

W. G. R. — I use a Monarch. Yes, we made the index before we went to press, 
naturally, and then discovered that "Letters to the Editor" were crowded out. 

R. E. Mc. — Charles Arling and Lillian Wiggins had the leads in "Race Memories" 
(Pathe). It was produced in California. Dont think that play has been released yet. 

W. H. T., Chicago. — So you think that the firm of Moore Bros., Consolidated, is 
clever, in that they enlisted the two best, Sweet Alice and Little Mary. You are going 
to taboo all companies who refuse to give the desired information thru this department, 
but your dimes will not count for much. If other readers did likewise it might make 
those recalcitrant delinquents sit up and take notice. 

Kitty C. — Muriel Ostriche was Mary, and Francis Carlyle was John in "The 
Profit of Business" (Lubin). 

Mary Hootch am acootch. — Maurice Costello was interviewed in April, 1912. Your 
letter is all right ; write again. 

M. A. D. — Look it up in the dictionary. Then you wont forget it. It is hard to 
tell whether you are simple or a simple maid. I give it up. 




Clayton C. Mac. — Max Asher and Harry McCoy had the leads in "Mike and Jake 
Among the Cannibals*' (Joker). Lillian Wiggins in "The Accidental Shot" (Pathg). 
Pauline Bush was the organist in "The Echo of a Song" (Kexj. Robert Harron and 
Mildred Manning as the boy 'and cousin in "The Girl Across the Way.*' As I have 
said before, never argue with a man who talks loudly, for you couldn't convince him. 

Glenway K. — Mary Ryan was the Indian girl in "Iliawanda's Cross" (Lubin). 
Henry King and Velma Whitman in "When Brothers Go to War" (Lubin). Denton 
Vane and Irene Boyle had the leads in "President's Special" (Kalem). 

William" G. — Edgar Jones and Clara Williams in "The Invader" (Lubin). William 
Duncan and Myrtle Stedman in "The Capture of Bad Brown." Frankie Mann in 
"Double Chase" (Lubin). The Nash twins in July, 1913. 

Geobge L. M. — Ethel Clayton and Harry Myers bad the leads in that Lubin. I 
have a number of very bright correspondents, and you are one of them. 

Ai.ovsius. — I can tell that Alpha Bond now. Cant fool me on that water-mark. 
Marguerite Snow was the wife in "When Dreams Come True" (Tbanbouser). Some 
companies have as high as fifteen and twenty directors. 

Ifoxn;, Maklow. — Write to Clearing House, mentioning the title of play, and they 
will advise you as to its present status. Courtney Ryley Cooper is not at the home 
office, but in Colorado. He sells all his scripts thru the Clearing House. It usually 
lakes from one week to six months to sell a play. Irving Cummings is with Universal. 

Socrates. — It is often necessary for a theater to raise the admission when show- 
ing a big feature, such as "The Manger to the Cross." That was surely worth 15c. 

Madeline S. — Kathleen Coughlin was Jackie-Boy in "The Doctor's Duty" (Edi- 
son). Kempton Green was Robert in "The 'Cry of the Blood." Anne Schaefer was the 
mother in "A Doll for Baby" (Vitagraph). 

Veronica, Patchogue. — Edgar Jones was Mr. Ilolden in "Love's Test" (Lubin). 
Tom Carrigan in that Selig. Dont call me "O. Oracle, of Delphi," but by my right 
name. Answer Man. Are my answers oracular? 

Hortense D. — Peggy O'Neil and Robert Drouet in "Getting the Best of Dad' 
(Lubin). Lillian Christyis G. M. Anderson's leading lady. Evelyn Selbie still with him. 

Washington. — Mary Pickford is still playing for Famous Players. Harvard is 
the oldest college in the United States; established in 1638. 

Lillian E. — Warren Kerrigan is with the Victor, at Hollywood, Cal. William 
Duncan had the lead in "Made a Coward" (Selig). Henry King was Walt in "His 
Last Crooked Deal" (Lubin). Lillian Gish was the wife in "The Madonna of the 
Storm" (Biograph). Earle Metcalfe was Sam in "Making Good" (Lubin). 

Clara E. B. — Eleanor Kahn was Dottie in "Thy Will Be Done'' (Essanay). Mr. 
M( Fallon was the husband in "The Madonna of the Storm" (Biograph). Most 
players receive a regular weekly salary, but. some are paid by the day. 

Better. — Billie Rhodes in "The Man Who Vanished" (Kalem). Your letter is full 
of nonsense. Why not get a vacuum cleaner? 

Ione D. — "Flying A" is the name given to the American Company. Your kindness 
is exceeded only by your fine penmanship. 

Violet Van I). — Victor Co. No. Anna Xilssou on the cover. Yours is mulium in 
parvo. Tom Mix in "The Law and the Outlaw." Jack Standing was Jobn in 'A 
Father's Love" (Lubin). 

Texas Bluebonnet. — Henry King and Irene Hunt in "Love and War in Mexico" 
(Lubin). Harry Milhirde and Marguerite Courtot in that Kalem. Yes. 

Tii i ii:. THE I'ikst. — Henry King, Carl Yon Schiller and Dolly Larkin in "A Ro- 
mance of the Ozarks" (Lubin). [gabelle Lamon was the wife and Edna Payne the 
Diece in "The Other Woman" (Lubin). Kempton Green in that Lubin. Lionel Adams 
in "Loye «»r Beauty" I Lubin). 

Johnny 0. — That was just a feature company. William Stowell was tin 4 convict 
in '•The Kx-Conviet's Plunge" (Selig). Sorry yoil did not like my verses. Are yon BO 

dignified thai yon cant appreciate a joke? 

W(i 'M 


JOHN was the finest operator that ever turned a crank or adjusted a carbon. 

John was a husky, manly fellow. He liked his friends to call him " Jack." 

But to call him "Johnnie" was like throwing a lighted match into a reel of 

film. There would be doings. He wouldn't stand for being called Johnnie 

by anyone — except Mabel. Somehow or other "Johnnie" sounded like 

music to him when Mabel said it. Mabel was the belle of her town. She had her 

choice of its wealthy bachelors, but being sensible as well as beautiful, she preferred a 

real man, so she took " Johnnie." 

A short time after they were married Jack's luck changed. He lost his job. 
But a good operator seldom has trouble in " landing," and Jack soon had a new job. 
At the end of the first week he was let out again, and inside of several weeks he had 
been " fired " from six houses. Jack was proud of his wife — he didn't want the rich 
guys who had been turned down to have the laugh on her, so he began to worry, 
Worrying made him think. And in a little while he had doped the whole thing out 
like this : . 

"Proprietors kicked because my projection was bad — I let the house go dark 
too often; the pictures jumped all over the screen. I remember now that every one of 
these houses used a second-class service. Second-class films are always faulty — some- 
times one reel has from fifteen to twenty patches out of frame and the sprocket-holes are 
badly torn. They have every fault a film can have, and even when they run smoothly 
only one in five is worth looking at. No operator could do any better than I did with 
them. After this I'll make sure that a house is using the best service on earth before I 
ask for a job in it." 

Then Jack went out and landed a house using General Film service. That was 
three years ago, and he is still in the same job, well paid, well liked, and well satisfied. 
Mabel is happy and proud, and she and her two little Johnnies come regularly to see the 
perfect pictures that Papa projects. 

The fans enjoy the good pictures which do not hurt the eyes, and operators 
appreciate the excellent condition of the films on the program of the 





THE motiox ricrcin: stoky magazine 

Gladys II. — Harry Northrop was the lover In "Sue BlmpUns' Ambition" (Vita- 
graph). .1. \V. Johnston was the Bherifl In "Cynthy" (Eclair). 

M. .m. 0. — Loyola O'Conner wag Miss -Grace, and Hazel Anderson was Alice in 
"The Tangled Web." That was Warren Kerrigan and his little brother. 

.Mi-- EL L.. Oakland. — .lack Standing was the husband Ln "The Other Woman" 
(Blograph). Paul Panzer bad the lead In "The Governor's Double" (Pathe). Jack 
Nelson was Dan in "The Finger Prints" (Seii^r). Rosa Evans was the mother. Carlyle 
Blackwell was young Shelby In "Uncle Tom's Oahin" (Yitagraph). Charles ddridge 
was the butler in "Butler's Secrets" (Yitagraph). Lillian Wade and Boy dark were 
the children In "When the Circus Came Around." 

Mischief a. M. —Albert Macklin was Bob in "Mother-Love" (Lubln). Maidel 
Turner was Mrs. Wlsnei in the above, No, honey, I am nol married. Never came 

ss anybody foolish enough. 

Toodles, Gu \s I'm. is. — Tom Carrigan and Adrienne Kroell In "Around the Battle- 
tree" (Selig). Winnifred Greenwood and Edward Coxen in "The Ghost of the 
Hacienda" (American). John [nee in thai Lubin. 

Madeline w. — Marguerite Courtol in thai Kalem. Thomas McGrath was the 
father In "Our New Minister" (Kalem). No, nol John Bunny, bul the cartoonist who 
drew the Foxy Grandpa pictures with the bunny for the newspapers some tim< 

I'. ID., RoBBiNsviLLE. — Richard Travers was the lead in ,4 The Pay-As-You-Enter 
Man" (Essanay). Arthur Mackley had the lead in "Two Ranchmen" (Essanay). 

k.iihlyn Williams was Mrs. Hilton in "Mrs. Hilton's Jewels" (Essanay). Bessie 1 

was Wamha, and Prank Clark was the doctor. 

\ii in: E. — Alice Hollister was Sibyl. The Ridgelys have arrived In California. 
We shall print a picture of Gertrude Robinson soon. Marie Weirman In "Home, Sweel 
Home" (Lubin). Thai was a mistake, for the art of printing was known to the Chi- 
sese as early as the sixth century, hut they printed from blocks. Gutenberg lnv< 
the printing press about 1450. 

Eleanob F. K. — VIolel Fox was Violet in "Her First Offense" (Lubin). Tom 
Carrigan was the tramp and Adrienne Kroell the girl in "The Price of I 
(Selig). Mildred Manning was the cousin in "The Girl Across the Way" (Blograph). 
Miriam Nesbitt was Queen Elizabeth in "Mary Stuart" (Edison). 

Makii: E., BOSTON. — You want to know too much about me. I shall have t<> 
r.oswell to write me up after 1 am gone. You say that there is no publication or 

person in the world who answers so many questions as l do. How about your parents 
when you were little? Sorry that Kinemacolor hurts your eyes. 

l'i \ui. II., Ohio. — Roberl Gaillord was Bill, Edith Storey was Jennie, and Harry 
M<. rev was Dandy Dick in "The Barrier Thai Was Burned" (Vitagraph). Florence 
La Vina, Richard Stanton and Bay Gallagher in "The Will of Destiny" (MeJiea). 
Marguerite Clayton in "Broncho Billy (Jets Square." 

Gertie \v. — Ethel Phillips was the girl in "A Dumb Messenger" (Kalem). Mac 
Marsh in that Blograpb, She is now with Mutual. Probably Harold Lockwood. 

\i>s\ II.- — Beverly Bayne Is Bssanay's leading lady. Grace Cunard in that 
Bison. Eleanor Woodruff was the mother and Pearl Slndelar the foster-mother in 
"The Two Mothers." Robert Gaillord and Clara K. Young in "The Pirati 

Maby B., Chillicothe. — Palmer Bowman and Maxwell Sargenl were the artists in 

"Two Artists and One Suit of Clothes" (Selig). Hans Roberl was tin' sculptor in 

"The Grecian Vase" (Edison). 

Alma W. B. — Anna Nilsson played both parts in that Kalem. The child In that 

Patheplay is unknown. Certainly 1 admire the player you mention — those rosy lips. 

those snow-white hands. thos r peel they're ail Immense, and she i-. a capital player. 
Stella EL E. — Carlyle Blackwell Is with the Glendale section. Will chal him soon. 


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Carlyle Blackwell says this is his hest likeness. 
You will think so, too, when your copy reaches 
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EIai K. — Marguerite Courtot was the daughter In "The Mystery of the Tin Sol- 
dier" (Kalem). Eleanor Woodruff In "Her Bonr" (Pathepla; 

Helen B., Hoboken.— Velma Whitman and Goillerme Gallea in a Mexican Trag- 
edy" (L»bin). Mrs. Taylor was Marion In "The Days of War" (Patheplay). I. 
Adams and Maldel Turner had the leads In "Over a Crib" (Lubin). Ethel Clayton in 
"Self-Convicted" (Lubin). Clara Williams In "Lonedog, the Faithful" 
Bteppling; and Marguerite Bpooner was Miss Busybody in "On the Job' nay). 

Agnes m. A. — Jessalyn v-m Trump In "The Passer-By" (Victor). Phyllii 
don was Ametza In "The Grand Old Flag" (Bison). Phillips Smalley had the i«m«i 
in "The Trifli rou say thai we have to go bach four years to find a play 

as good ns that Blograph, and then we dont find it. 

Daniel 0. — Henry King was Bennett In "When the Clock ' (Lubln). 

Crane Wilbur in '< ;.\ pay Love." 

L. McN. s. — Henry Stanley was Ramon In "Turning the Tables' 1 (Lubln). Velma 
Whit man was the daughter. I cant tell you who was the "lady who appeared beauti- 
fully embroidered in a lovely white silk dress," nor can l find out who was the villain 
who embroidered her. 

i>. F. -Years ago I knew the Gregg system. Mae Marsh In that Blograph. 
Vltagraph Is to have an elegant theater of Its own at Forty-fifth st. and Broadway, 
and I suppose the other companies will follow suit. Mr. Kleine is also building one. 

Mas. G. s. We dent hear much about that concern. Broncho and Keystone are 
both under the New Vurk M«>ti,,n Picture Co. management 

Barbara c.— Thank you very much for the beautifu] foreign postals. Beautiful! 

.Matilda K.— .lames Lackaye was Hans in "The Coming of Gretchen" (Vltagraph). 
S.» you just want to know the size of my shoe. I'll divulge this important information 
— about half-past six, quarter to seven. 

Lorn:. End.— Edgar Jones was Zeke, and Louise Huff was Chlspa in that Lubln. 

Robert Whittier was James. Henry King and Velma Whitman in -The Magic Melody." 

M. M. C. — L. Gulnchi and A. Novell! had the loads in "Quo Vadis?" Write to 
George Kleine, Chicago; perhaps he can get yon photos. L. — Grace Cunard in the Bison. William West and Billle Rhodes in the 
Kalem. Florence Lawrence at New York studio and Warren Kerrigan at California. 

F. IL S., 14. — You say Gwendoline Pates is playing in stock in Massachus( 
Her picture appeared in February, 1912 and 1913, and October. 1913. 

Vyi:<,y\ya. — How many hours' sleep do I require? Oh. ahoiit ten. "Natal 

quires Ave, custom gives seven, laziness takes nine, and wickedness eleven." So you 
see I am midway between laziness and wickedness. I require ten, but average only si 

LOTTIE I>. T. — Henry Walthall and Mae Marsh had the leads in "The Int!uV 
the Unknown" (Blograph). Florence LaBadie and Walter Dillon had the leads in 

"The Die That Failed" ( Thanhouser). Edith Storey in "The Scoop" (Vltagraph). 

Betty B. — I never beard that Arthur Johnson could not swim, lie did verj 
in "The Sea Eternal." Your letter is very interesting. 

Leslie j. Louise Huff was the girl in "Her Supreme Sacrifice" (Lubln). Edward 
('oxen had the lead in "Red Sweeney's Defeat" (American i. Jack Richardson and 
Warren Kerrigan iii "The Scapegoat" (American). 

Ida m. s. B. — Violet Pox was Violet in "The Reformation" (Broncho. Billle Rhodes 

in "The .Man Who Vanished" (Kalem). No, I fear 1 shall never have a Boswell, ! 

I shall never be great, as i of course deserve 

Oloa, it.— You here again? Yes; Crane Wilbur Is. Mae Marsh In that Blograph. 
i ate no breakfasl tins morning; I feasted on the good things in your Letter. 

Flip.— Fred Church was Ted in "Love and the Law" (Essanay). Romalne I 
Ing was the Insane man in "The Harmless Hue" | Lubln). 

Mks. w. T. H. Marguerite Courtot and Harry MUlarde In "The Vampire" 
(Kalem). Thomas Santschl and Bessie Eyton had the leads In "Three W3 
(Sellg). William Stowell was the Water-Rat In "The Water-Rat" (Selij 

Mitt, Jb.— Florence Hacketl had the lead in "A Leader o\' Men" (Lubin). I 
Briscoe was the little stenographer. 

W. I!.- Yes. n slide's a spade, whether yon hold an ace-hlgh or are digging for 

worms or :i grave. But i must use parliamentary language here. Many fools rush in. 

but a Pew angels do not fear to tread, and that keeps u p my s|>iriis. Y,.n know that 

widowers are called such because they usually let no grass grow under their 
Courtenay Poote is with Mutual. Had i space I would tell you hoi 

hut I may s;i\ this: it all depends on the liver. 

Walteh 0.— Mr. Pram opposite Miss Parley. They can get any Mm thov want. 
provided the exhibitor Is getting pictures of that class, n he is getting first-run, he 
can select any first-run. Why donl you complain about the ads on the screenl 

Bbuok, Memphis. Prankle Mann was Ha* girl and Aubrey the foster-brother in 
"A Double Chase" (Lubln). Helen Holmes was the millionaire's daughter and William 
Brunton the lover in "The Stolen Tapestries" (Kalem). Evelyn Selble waa Juanlta 
and Eleanor Blevius Baleen in "The End of the Circle" (Kssanaj •. 




YOUR enthusiasm over the great "Mary" series proves your interest in 
this form of photoplay. The idea of making one character the cen- 
tral figure in a series of incidents, though each incident may be abso- 
lutely separate from the others, has proven immensely popular. 

([We have begun two comic series written by Marc Swan, author of 
"Why Girls Leave Home" and other Edison comedies — watch for them. 
The "Wood B. Wedd" stories, featuring William Wadsworth, tell the near- 
matrimonial adventures of a fervent young swain, whose only desire is to 
obtain a wife, no matter what age, size or color. 

The First 


Her Face Was Her Fortune" 


C The "Andy" stories relate the doings of Andy, a real boy, through and 
through. Like all small boys he does a lot of mischief, but his heart is right. 
Andy Clark, cleverest of the screen children, is irresistible as the doughty hero. 

St (try 

"Andy Gets a Job" 

Al ready 
Belea sed 



THOMAS A. EDISON, Inc., 144 Lakeside Ave., Orange, N. J. 

1 H 


Lottie i >. T« Velma Whitman was Nell, and Henry King was Bam In "Playing 
wiili lire" (Lnbin). Tina Kelly was the maid in "Mrs Upton's Device" (Vitagraph). 
Beverly Bayne was the girl in "The Bight of Way" (Essanay). Billie West was the 
girl in "A Fall Into Luck" (American). No; K. E. <;. does not belong to the club. 

Herman.- Wrong, my lord; George Washington was six feel two, :in<i w< 
pounds. Jefferson weighed the same, hut was half an Inch taller. They were the 
talles! Presidents \n <* have had except Line-. in. wim was six feel four. 

Offices 666.— -Evelyn Belbie was the girl in "Rustler's Step-daughter" (Essanay). 
Tom Moore was the minister in "Our New Minister" (Kalem). Mae Marsh was 
Anne and I >. ( frisp the brother. 

Mabt Ellen. Eleanor Woodruff and Pearl Bindelar in thai Pathe\ John Ince 
was Rattlesnake Bill. Beverly Bayne In "The Death Weight" (Essanay). I. 
Glaum bad the lead In , *The Quakeress" (Broncho). Leo Maloney was Jason In "The 
Demand for Justice" (Kalem). Helen Holmes was the girL Lillian Glah and Mr. 
Fallon were man and wife in "The Madonna of the Storm" (Biograph). Thanks. 

Blfbieoa. — A. Moreno was the son In "No Place for Father" (Biograph). Clara 
Kimball foung was the girl in "The Pirates" (Vitagraph). Lee Moran and Ramonn 
Langley had tin* leads in "Their Two Kids" (Nestor). Mr. C. Hull was Jean In 
"Sapho" (Thanhouser). Frances Ne Moyer was the girl in "The Female Detective." 

Sassy Little.— Tom Carrigan in thai Sellg with Adrienne KroeU. The play. 
mention went in where the water was over ids head— the pari was not In ids iin«-. i 
wonder why directors will not take more care In making np their casts, which reminda 
me of Coquelin's words: "1 have never played other parts than these which I could 
play. Did anybody ever see me play the lover? Never." 

Pansy.— So Warren Kerrigan wen in the eontesl running In Thi /'<//<.<// Motion 
I'ictiin Correspondence News, with Billy Mason as second and Bditb Storey as third. 

<;. and P., Cbawfobosvelle. — William shay was the reporter in "His Hour of 
Triumph" (Imp). Marie Kline was the Thanhouser Kid. hut from now on sin- K 
going to be Marie Kline. 

K. S., Debmott. — Well, why dont you tell the manager thai yon want newer pic- 
tures than ten months old? Edgar .Tones and Clara Williams In "On a .Mountain Ranch." 

Dixie. — Sorry to hear of your sickness. Earle Foxe opposite Florence Lawrence 
in "Girl <>' the Woods" (Victor)- Ethel Davis was the actress in "The Missionary 

and the Actress" (Selig). 

o. M. s. — We have never printed a picture of Carl Von Schiller. Thai was o 
tamed snake that Romalne Fielding had in "The Rattlesnake." Yes. gruesome \ 
have to call him the Poe of the pictures. Richard Travers In that Essanay. 

Dorothy P. — Yes; Alice Joyce and Tom Moore in '•The New Minister." 1 
does not write any more. 

Mae P. — The verse is very pood. King Baggot is not dead. But he is married. 
Gladys Bulette was the stenographer In "Why Girls Leave Borne" (Edison). 

Jesse Jimmie. — The writing is all right, but of course typewriting is much better 
to read. Chester Barneti has left Crystal. Broncho Billy runs a theater in California. 

W. R. Bbooks. — Dolly Ohnel was Edward Dillon's girl in "A Compromising Com- 
plication" (Biograph). You might try Biograph, but I doubt If they will help you. 

Hikm us. — Warren Kerrigan Is with Victor, and Jessalyn Van Trump is leading 
lady. The editor wants to cut down this department to ten or lift ecu pages. What say jrou ! 

.hi ii r.— Come righl along. Avenue M and Klin Avenue are the Bame station So 

you have dropped all your lovers for Mr. Bushman, and you think thai Ruth K 

i- not ;i success as n bearded lady. Well, wasn't she when she removed the beard 1 

She Is Interesting and clever in everything. 

Granny*. Km so sorry. Romalne Fielding was second In another contest given by 
a newspaper. Caul tell you why so few theaters In your vicinity run Licensed pic- 
tures, unless the people donl want them, it Is just tin* opposite In other neighbor!* 

Marjobie S. w.- Gertrude Bambrick was the girl In "The Lady In Black" (Bio 
graph i. ^ . g, but w bom are we to blame for that Immoral play— the writer, the editor, 
the players, the director, the manufacturer, the exchange, the censors, or the exhib- 
itors? Perhaps the manufacturer uever saw it. hut he should be held responsible 

.\ 1 1 < i : EL— Do you mean Mrs. Mary Maurice? Bhe called at our office ■ short 
t iiee ago. She is ;i io\ ely woman. 

k. i>. \.. Philadelphia. Muriel Ostriche was the girl in "The Flood Tide* 1 (Than- 
Marguerite, Snow has been in for some time. 

\iD. \ /.. To whom do you refer, Gladys Field, Miss Fisher, Vedafa Bertram, 
Evelyn Belbie or Marguerite Clayton! Miss Belbie Is still with Bssanay. 

DoBia W.— Yes, of The \iovino Picture IForW. i forgive you, because i forg 
about it. ii is easier to forgel than to forgive Rosetta Brice In "Price of Victory." 

Billy, Delta Kappa IBpsilon. Wallace Reld seems to have your heart as well as 
your admiration. He bad the lead In "The Wall of Money." 

Has. i B, v four letter La very Interesting, res, table manners are verj 
forgotten in the pictures. Xou refer t<> Thomas Carrigan In the Sellg. Thanks. 


Wherever events of real interest 
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Mas. O. -M., Rochester — Hobarl Boswortb and Marguerite Loveridge had the 
Leads in '"Seeds of Silver' (Selig). Your letter is as profound as Plato, as witt] 
Swift, and as bright as Holmes, When I die I will will you my Job. 

Taki i:t -a.- Donl know the "Gladys" yon refer to. Name some of the plays. Gau- 
mont does not answer n«»r give us foreign casts, ELlnemacolor ar*« at 1600 Broadway, 
New Vnrk City. 'rii. inks for your nic«> words. 

R. T. B., Melbourne. — Charles ll. Mailes and Blanche Sweet were man and wife. 
and Henry Walthall was the friend. Wilfred Lucas was leading man in "Enoch Arden." 

Rhoda E able.— So yon pick Earle Williams for a husband. Perhaps he should be 
permitted to hare something to say about that. Write to Edward Lifka, 1944 WlthneU 

Avenue. St. Louis, .Mo., ahout the elnh. 

P. I.. C— Harry Myers and Ethel Clayton had the leads in '-His children" (LuMn). 
Charles Perley and Linda Griffith had the leads in "The Scarlet Letter" (Kinemacolor). 
Harry Northrup was the player in "Playing with Fire" (Vita graph). So yon donl 

think you could sit opposite me three limes a day, alter Looking at my picture. 
Well, nobody asked yon to. We may publish a hook, "Who's Who in FUmdom.", Sioux.— We can get very little Information from Keystone, Broncho and 
Kay-Bee Fred Church was the sweetheart in "Broncho Billy Gets Square" (Easanay). 
STes, a picture of George Field soon. 

Dale w. — Billy Quirk is on the stage, Warren Kerrigan with Victor, Ethel Clayton 
with Luhin, and Harold Lockwood with Nestor. Vitagraph have about as many 
players as any one. Yes, I manage to keep cool — with so many fans I 

MAMIE H. — Thanks kindly for the cards. We do not carry that company's material. 

Viz. — Carlyle Blackwell and Billie Rhodes in "The Man Who Vanished" (Kalem). 
Warren Kerrigan did not play in that Selig. That Kalem was taken in New Jersey. 

CURIOUS CLABENCE. — Lionel Adams and Maidel Turner had the leads in "M 
Love" (Luhin). William Brunton and Helen Holmes had the leads in "The Runaway 
Freight?' (Kalem). That Patho was a. foreign play, and we haven't the cast We 
know of no place where you can get miniature photos of the players. 

M Aitv P. — Louise Huff in "A Waif of the Desert" (Luhin). Where have yon 
Von aie certainly an fait in the use of the king's English. 

C. B., Juliet. — Tom Moore was Dan in "The Primitive Man" (Kalem). Usually 
they use their own players instead of regular workmen. Thanks. That's right, aim 
high; the arrow in its flight always falls. What we earnestly aspire to he. that, in 
some sense, we are. Not much hope of getting Biograph chats. 

JoANE D. P. — Marie Eline was the little hoy in "Little Brother" (Thanh- 
Lillian and Dorothy Gish and Blanche Sweet are still with Biograph. 

Mrui. S. — It is well to fix your eye on perfection, hut you mustn't expect anybod) 
to reach it. Thanks. The Regent M. P. Theater is at 116th St. and Seventh Ave.. 
New York City, and it is worth going many miles to see. 

Desperate Desmond. — Carlyle Blackwell was chatted in July. 1912. Kempton 

Greene and Vivian Pates had the leads in "Bob Buys an Auto" (Luhin). Yes. we 
will Crane Wilbur over again. 

JOHN P. P. — The sergeant in "Fight at Port Laramie" (Kalem i is unknown. Al 
Garcia was the prince in "The Mansion of Misery" (Seiigt. Robert Burns was the 
thief. ;ind George Beehm was the newspaper representative in ,4 The Actress and Ber 
Jewels" (Luhin i. Albert Macklin was Bob in "Mother-Love" ( Luhin L Walter Stull 

John in "Beating Mother to it" (Lnhin). pohyn Adair was Bob in "The Weaker 

Mind" ( Lnhin ). Mildred Manning was the wife in "A Chance Deception" (Biograph). 
Prank Panning was will) Biograph last. I believe. Paura Sawyer is with Famous 

Players. Zena Keefe and Miss Raymond were the girls in "Does Advertising P 

i Vitagrapb I . Thank you kindly. 

<n.(. \, 17. — Richard Stanton used to he the villain in the Melies pictures; P 
with Kay-Bee last. Certainly, why not simplified spelling on the screen in the suh- 

tltles? That's Just the place for it. Right you he again— most plays I many 

Bub-titles, n is bard to understand and to remember sub-titles, and when the] 
numerous ii spoils our Interest 

Wanda. William Brunton was Pasquale in "The Express-Car Mystery* 1 (Kalem). 
Harold Livingston was Pie messenger and Helen Holmes bis wife. Robert Barron was 

the boy, MPs L. LangdOD his mother, and Mildred Manning' his COUSiD in "The <;irl 

Across the Way." x*es; Mae Marsh was the girL 

Fat, oi 'Cisco.— "Romeo and Juliet" (Path6) was taken in Europe. Frai 
Bertlnl had the Lead. Three or four thousand queries : < mouth. 

COUBTENAY, \'i w <)i;n \\v Myrtle Stedman ami William Duncan had the lettdfl 

in ••The Bilver Grindstone" (Selig). Alice Hollister was the girl in "The Vampire" 
(Kalem). Everybody Beemed to Like the December number. Thanks. 

si\i\ni\. Earle Metcalfe »ms Prank in "Partners in crime" (Lubln). Ethel 
Clayton was the girl, four Letter P written correctly. Wonderful Idea of yours. 
Next yon N\iii he nominating Bunny as Cupid. 

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Maxwell.— Julia Swayne Gordon la with Vitagraph. Please donl ash ages. No! 
A copyright la ool "a right to copy'*- -it'a a caah-box for the other fellow's Ideas. 

Jennie s. k. Tom Carrigan in that Belig. A! Garcia was the legal advls 
* The Flight of the Crow" (Selig). i~ou think that for dignity, repose and atatelinesa 
Barle Williams takes the blue ribbon. 

R. \i. <;. Wallace Reid had the lead in "The Spirit of the Flag" (Bison); 
Pauline Bush his sweetheart So you think that counterfeiter play Immoral Any- 
way, a counterfeiter imitates a good example. 

i.i i. B.- Sorry, but we have neither of your questions. Perhaps they will he in later. 

Flossie C. P. — Well, well, greetings! Glad to hear from you again. Your writing 
has Improved wonderfully. William Russell is now with Biograph. Harry Benham 
plays opposite Florence LaBadie sometimes, or course he has a wife Bo you have 
gone back '>n Crane Wilbur. Oh, fickle Flossie! 

I. I'.. Interested. — The Universal have aboul ton different branches of different 
companies The Victor is a branch of the Universal. Dont know Tom Powers' present 
whereabouts. Thanks for that list. So you dont like the idea of other magazines 
copying our contests, what about the "Great Artist Contest"? 

Miriam <;. Never write what you dare not sign. Remember that some words 
hurt worse than swords. 

Olga, IT. — Say, by the way, when is that figure going to change? Have you reached 
that age when birthdays are forgotten? Harry Myers and Ethel Clayton had the 
leads in "The Scapegrace" (Lubin). It is Impossible to obtain the names of the 
Japanese players in the Meiies plays. Mr. La Roche wishes to he remembered. 

Walteb C. — The Vitagraph tell you what music to play tor their releases, hut 
they have just discontinued their music department. Dont know where you can obtain 
real Motion Picture music. Charles Bartletl was Jim in "The Struggle" (Bison). Why 
not try the Clearing House? 

I'.ii.i.ii: C. — "Feature films" are more than the ordinary one-reel play. All multiple 
reels are called features. Only G. M. Anderson plays Broncho Billy parts. The 
actresses 'most always carry their own name alter they art' married. "Release" means 
to put on the market. Only the principal players are on the cast Richard Stanton had 
the lead in "A Flame in the Ashes" (Kay-Bee). William Shay was the son in "Angel 
of Death" (Imp). Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley in "The Light Woman" (I: 
Douglas Gerrard was Tenor in the same. Mrs. W. (>. O'Connell was the mother. Mar- 
guerite Fischer the girl and Robert Leonard the sweetheart in "Paying the 1' 
(Rex). Ella Hall was the youth and Lois Weber the woman in "Memories." Bony, 
hut Broncho does not answer. 

English, k. C, Mo. — Alice Hollister had the lead in that Kalem. Edwin Carewe 
was Robert in "His Chorus-Girl Wile." Billie West was the girl in "The King's Man." 

ALICE D. — Henry King and Velma Whitman had the leads in "The Biaglc Melody" 
iLuhini. Allele Lane was the girl in "Good for EMI" (Luhin). 

R. S. <;.. Brooklyn. — Romalne Fielding is not at Philadelphia, but in New Mexico. 
Francis Bushman will get your letter it" you send it to Chicago. The yell Is good; 
I'll try it on the janitor and the cook. 

Walteb C. — That Broncho we haven't. David Thompson was the doctor in "An 
Errand of Mercy" (Thanhouser). Virginia Chester was Ida in "The Trice of Jealou-y." 

Olga, it. — The x. v. m. i\ Co. are on Broadway and Forty-second. Never 
beard of that person. Dont know where you can get passes t" any of the studios. It 

is quite hard to gel thru. D. Crisp and Alan Hale were the brothers in "By Man's 

Law" (Biograph). .lack Richardson was the cowboy in "The Son- of the Soup" 
(American). Vivian Rich was the girl. 

Merely Marianne.- -Yes; Richard Tucker in "in the Garden' 1 (Edison). Barry 
Lambert was Willie Jones in "The Line-up." William Brunton and Helen Holmes had 

the leads in "Tne Smuggler's Lasl Deal" i Kalem i. Martin Laust was Tony in "When 

Tony Pawned Louisa" (Lubin). Harry Millarde in "Breaking into the Big League" 
(Kalem). Helen Holmes was Claire, and Tom Foreman was Harold in "Baffled, 
Beaten" (Kalem). Jennie Nelson was the cow-girl in "The Exile" (Lubin), Lionel 

Adams and Maidel Turner in "The Low of Beauty" (Lubin). You're welcome. 

Ni \\ Zealand Schoolgirl Marguerite snow was the girl in "Her Fireman" 
(Tbanhouaei >. Bessie Byton was the girl in "The Little Organist of San Juan' 

HOOSIEB GlRL John [nee in that Luhin. Lillian <;ish had the lead in "TL 

donna of the Storm" (Biograph). That waa a mistake of. the director. Reminds me 

of the Napol i<- Legend in which the one-armed veteran drew his sword and cut off 

bia other .inn. The question Is, How did he ^^ it ! 

l. i. M.. Bah Fran. Blorence Turner La ^tiu in Burope. Tom Moore a-> the min- 
ister in "Our New Minister." Sour suggestion i-^ very fine, and it will be passed along. 

< '. \\\. Bronx.- No child for that Reliance, That Lath.- was a foreign. Bo Ruth 
Roland 'old you she had an orange-and-black Chalmers. They ail have the autoitis. 

L. \\\. Mi 11:01 i:\i. Lout know if St:inley WalpolS Was e\ er with the AnMrilian 
Photoplay Company. He was with Uelianee. 

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s. L. M. — We have always understood that Cleo Etidgely was Beaut}- In "Beauty 
and Hi** Beast," produced by the Bex Company. Perhaps you have reference to another 
play by the same name. 

Bditob Pbice So you liken me to the Statue of Liberty! Well, she Is copper- 
headed. I thank you for your Implied compliment In The Publisher <ui<i Retailer, and 
1 am just conceited enough to reprint it here: "Those familiar with that most won- 
derful of magazine departments — the Answer Department of The Motion PictubkStobt 

Magazine- will be more than surprised to know that it is edited by , still 

of an age to be called . The lady down on Bedloe's island, If possessed with 

brains suited to her stature, would hardly be capable of handling the section of the 
magazine mentioned. How it is accomplished is a mystery no less great than what 
became of the circulations some of the magazines never had." If I had such a witty 
pen as you, sir. I would be happy quite. 

i Con tin n< (i from i>n<ic Hi:: > 
stunts. I've been in the .Movies only a year and a half— twelve months with K<sanay. 
Just prior to that I was Leading lady for two years at the old Central Theater in San 

Francisco, the home of lurid melodrama before the pictures put it out of business; and 

the place went up in smoke the other day. Those were strenuous days. I dont remem- 
ber how many burning houses I have had to tall out of. or how many times I've dashed 
on horseback over that bridge mid-stage, and fallen, horse and all. iickety-splash and 
crash, into the great twelve-foot-deep tank that Mr. Howell built sp<>cially for these 
hair-raising feats. So it's nothing terrible to take the chances we do out here in Nlles 
canyon. That's one thing I like about Mr. Anderson. He looks after our safety and 
welfare with never-failing care. 

"I had lots of dramatic experience, of course, but. believe me. the picture business 
is my one love now. I've played stock in Harry Bishop's company of Ye Liberty. 
Oakland. That's what first brought me to California. Before that. I was in stock at 
Proctor's New York houses. Talking of experiences. I had plenty of them when I 
went thru Alaska with Tim Frawley two years' ago. We put in a winter there ami 
had to wair to be thawed back. Those people up there are tine, tho. They depeJ 
much on each other that you get the real human nature at its best. 

"What characters do I like to play best in the pictures? Oh. my favorites are 
Mexican and Spanish women and Indians." 

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not know you. that you were not a real, full-blooded squaw." I am quite sure that if 
Miss Selbie had had a cigar she would have offered it to me. 

Miss Selbie rose to throw herself into one of those picturesque poses before the 
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and positively love California!" And I am sure that, so far as California is Concerned, 
Hie feeling is reciprocated. I told her so. And her white teeth smiled from our the 
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Henrietta.— Eerie Metcalfe was the rival in "The sleepy Romance" (Lubin). P»<>1> 
Graham was Tom In "The special Officer" (Lubin). Blllie Rhodes In that Kalem. 
Raymond McKee was the son In "The Highest Bidder" (Lnbin). The story published 
about .Maurice Costello was greatly exaggerated. 

il\ia:v W.7— Yes, I received a set of the prettily colored postal cards of players 
from the Film Portrait Co. They are very beautiful. 

CUBLY. — Thank you so inuch for your package, and since you say "do not open 
until (Jhristinas," I am anxiously waiting. Again much thanks. 

Venus. Gene Gauntier was Arrah, Sidney Olcotl was Bhaun, Jack Clark was 

McCoul, and Amies Manes was Fannie in "Arrah-na-I'otmc." YOVLT criticism- are good. 

Dick. JACKSON. — William Duncan and Myrtle Stedinan in "The Jealousy of Miguel 
and Isabella" (Selig). Fred Mace is with Apollo. Edgar Jones, ciara Williams and 
Franklyn Mall in "A Love Test" (Lubin). Send your letter to the circulation Depart- 
ment on a separate sheet of paper. 

Kn tv C. — William Duncan in "The Silver Grindstone" (Selig). Thanks: I appre- 
ciate little gifts more than great ones, for the will, not the gift, makes the good giver. 

Mabnie, — Dolly Larkin was the wife in "The Locked Room" (Lubin). So you 
think that tine acting depends <>n what's inside rather than on what they do outside. 
Well, it may he thai it was "The heaven within her that made a heaven without. - ' hut 
you cant tell. Manstield was often a tyrant, yet a master actor. 

SHAMROCK, N. 0. — Evelyn Selbie had the lead in "A Western Sister's Devotion" 
(Essanay). Warren Kerrigan was Master Kirby in "The Passer-by" 1 Victor 1. 

Margery V. — Florence Barker was the girl in "The Sealed Envelope" (Powers). 
Why doid you write to the manager, if you dont want to tark to him? 

it. II. P.— Yes, there are lots of screens on the market, and others on the way. a new 
mirror screen has been invented by II. Pannill, of Petersburg, W. Va.. and has created 
no little Interest, ;ts it seems to meet conditions which heretofore have been very 
troublesome. It is said to he unbreakable, highly reflective, and that light cannot 
penetrate thru its planed surface. 

Brown Eyes. — .lack Standing and Margaret Kisser had the leads in "Depths of 
Hate" (Pathe). Mr. Brenner and Miss Kraull had the leads in "The Sacrifice." 

W. G. T. — William Stowell was the leader of the gang. Tom Carrigan the lead in 
that Selig. Marin Sais was Trooper Billy. Jane Wolfe was the half-breed's mother. 

c. V.. San Fran. — Paul Panzer was the lead in "A Phony Alarm" (Patheplay). 
Frederick Church was the messenger in "The Doctor's Duty" (ESsanay). 

Swastika. — Carlyle Blackwell is still with Kalem. Dont know Bobyn Adair's 
present whereabouts. The same of Brinsley Shaw. 

Tin: CANADIAN ADMIRER. — Well, write her and tell her. All players, like all women, 
like to he loved, and like to be told. But dont write Love-letters to them. Edwin 
Carewe and Violet Foxe were brother and sister in "Her First Offense.*' Gertrude 
Bambrick the lady in black. So you think Jane Foarnley will till Leah Baird's place. 

DOROTHY F. — I know of no studio in Minneapolis. He is in California. We have 
never planted Florence Roberts' picture. So you like pictures showing the people who 
live in the "uninhabited" portions of the globe! 

w. R. K.. Columbus.— Carlyle Blackwejl was Bobart and r.illie Rhodes the daugh- 
ter in "The Man who Vanished." Buster Emmons the small boy in "Jim's Reward.* 1 


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2. Are there enough edticat ionals | 47^7 5724 

:;. Favor changing pictures every day) J' 4143 

I. Favor a revival .' 77tU 

5. I >0 yOU MUe comedies .* 6542 

(i. Do you like classics: 7906 

7. Do you like dramas 1 758] 3746 

B. Do yO]U like Westerns^ 5] 3222 

!). Do you like war pictures 1 4603 -".Hi 

10. Do you think pictures should he censored I i 

I 1. Do you think public should censor 1 3304 1863 

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Waiii.i: C. Gold Seal Is Universal. Domino Is New Fork Motion Picture. David 
Hartford was the governor of Jamaica In "The Black Blag" (Gold Seal). 

Pianist. Harry Myers was Harry Phillips In "A Momentous Decision" (Lnbin). 
You think Bunny's shape Is his fortune? He says It's his face. 

.1, w B. Mae Marsh was the girl In that Biograph. Harry Carey was the i 
tiv<> and Claire McDowell the girl In 'The \ ;« n Nostrand Tiara" (Biograph). n 
Lockwood was tlie Lieutenant in "The Fighting Lieutenant" (Selig). 

Kverett i>. Edison added new- scenes t" "Why <;his Leave Home." The Aral one 
was produced some years ago. Lillian <;Mi In "A Woman In the Ultimate" I Biograph). 
i shall try n<>t t<> Le( that happen again. Barney Gilmore, George Parton, James O'Neil, .lames Johnston and 
Joseph Levering all played iii "Fight for Millions." I »« » 1 1 1 know which was the burglar. 

Helen, m:<>m Helena.— William Brunton and Helen Holmes in "The Runaway 
Freight" (Kalem). My experience has been that most people who are saying that 

there should he more educat ionals are those who want dramas and Comedies for them- 

selves and educationals for other people. 

Ldlv May C— Margaret Kisser was the sweetheart in "Too Many Tenants" 
(I'athei. which was a very funny play, viola Barry was the girl in "A Frightful 
Blunder" (Biograph). 'Thank you kindly tor all the Information. 

Desperate Desmond.— Joseph Holland was Jim, and Carl Yon Schiller was Tom 

In "Breed Of the West" (Lubin). Robert Walker was the lather in '"The End of 

the Run" (Kalem). .lames Ross was Unfits. Herbert Rawlinson and Marguerite 
Loveridge had the leads in "Buck Richards' Bride" (Selig). Madame Claudia was 
Zuma in "Znma the Gypsy" (Kleine). Octavla Handwortfa was chatted in August, 1912. 
Moosikk Gibl. — Harry Carey in that Biograph. Why not try the Photoplay Clear- 
ing House? Yes. they had that quotation wrong, it was Ella Wheeler Wilcox who said 

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." 

Mabguebite C- -Barle Metcalfe and Ethel Clayton opposite Harry Myers in "Part- 
ners in Crime" ( Lubin }. 

Vesta, Springfield. — Harrisfa Ingraham was the nephew in "The Merrill Murder 

Mystery" (Patheplay). Rupert Julian in "The Shadows of Life" (Rex). 

<;. T., Lima. — : Violet Mesereau was the girl in "Blue Ridge Mountains" (Imp). 

You are entirely right As Balzac says. "The deeper the feeling, the less demonstrative 
Will, be tin- expression of it." The hotter players do not rant and saw the air. 

Elfrieda.— Gertrude Robinson was with Biograph last. N<>: Mrs. Mary Maurice is 
not Mr. Costello's mother. That's right; keep busy. The secret of happineai is 
never to let your energies stagnate 

GlNGEB.— Marian Cooper in that Kalem. Have no cast for that Pathe. 
where about the cluh. Thanks for your nice letter. 

Mabel, Midge c. — The question has been answered several times — Mabel Normand 

formerly played lor Biograph before going with Keystone. 

Dixie.— Ornri Hawley has no permanent leading man as yet. Rogers Lytton and 
Julia s. Gordon in "Daniel" (Vitagraph). .lames Morrison is with Vitagraph. 
t here is a George Bunny. 

ROQUA. — Velma Whitman in "Magic Melody" (Lubin). Lillian Orth in that Bio- 
graph. Florence Foley was the little girl in "The carpenter" (Vitagraph). 

DOROTHY EQ. L. — So you think the diver in "The Diver" (Vitagraph) was a man. 
NFo, in» : she i^ Madame Ideal. Y<>u say Barle Williams did- not make love to her thro the 

whole play, and yet he was in lnve with her. i didn't notice anything wrong. 

Gipsy.- Mary Ryan was the girl in "The Rattlesnake" (Lubin), as i said before, 

and I donl know who was the rattlesnake. Gwendoline Pates in that Path 

Cunard in the Bison, and Mae Marsh in the Biograph. See, children are like the photo 

til iii they take any Impression, good or had. 1'ut remember that all plays cannot he 

Written for children. Some day We shall have children's theater-. 

Clara, 18. Lee Maloney and Helen Holmes in "The Battle at Port Laramie' 1 
(Kalem). Gladys Brockwell in "The Counterfeiter's Fate" (Lubin). Cant give yon 

the di i' that baby, for the simple reason that it hasn't been named yet 

.m to d. Bdgar Jones in "From out of tin- Flood" (Lubin*. Taken at Bet 

M \i:i. \i:i i A. Bert French and Alice BlS did the dance in "The Vampire" i Kalem). 

Lionel Adam- and Maldel Turner in "The Great Discovery" (Lubin). James Coolej 
in that Biograph, Edgar Jones and Robert Graham in "Waif or the Desert" (Lubin). 

CaRUSLI II. S. "Who Will Marry Mar\V" (BdlSOn) Was taken at Scar-port. Me. 

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Oloa, it. Henry King was the governor in "life, Love and Liberty" (Lubin). 
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ii. .M. G. Address of • correspondence club elsewhere Glad you l i i< « •« l the puzzle 

M. <\. Torrington. STes, Vitagraph sell pictures. We shall print a picture <»f 
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Ragged Pbincess. Keystone Is al 1712 Allesandro street. Los Angeles, CaL 

Lou n D. 'r. James Oooley and Lillian Glsb in thai Biograph. Lillian w: 
in "Lillle's Nightmare" (Pathe). Ada Gifford was .Mary in "Cutey's Waterloo" (Vita- 
graph). .Fames Durkin was the Lover in "The Junior Partner" (Thanhouser). 

Jon n ie x.— The picture is of -Mary Pickford. will Bee about a chat with Helen 
Gardner. No, I do not carry life Insurance. I find that honesty i< the best policy. 

Helen l. R. — Pardon me it* I omitted to thank yon for the clippings. I :- r et hun- 
dreds from all over the world, and read them with pleasure and profit "The Snare"' 
(Essanay) was released Oct. it. 1912. Dont know the name of that picture Now 
yon want William Bailey chatted. Henry King and Velma Whitman had the lead- in 
"Turning the Tables" (Lubin). Tom .Mix in "The Escape of Jim Dolan" (Selig). 

M umouii: ,M. M. — James Cooley in that Biograph. Adele Lane was Mrs. Lean, and 
Charles Clary was Mr. Lean in "Dorothy's Adoption" (Selig). Peggy O'Neill and 
Robert I Monet in "Getting the Best ef Dad" (Lubin). 

Ci ii. v K. — Earle Metcalfe was one of the partners in "Partners in Crime" (Lubin). 
Romaine Fielding in "When Mountains and Valley Meet." 

M akv P. — Denton Vane was the son in that Kalem. STes, callers are welcome here. 

hut only by appointment because we have work to do, sometimes. 

James 0. R. — I never knew that Ormi 1 law ley appeared in any of the D 
flood pictures. The flood was taken by Lathe's Weekly. 

Gracious. — Gene Pallette was the sheriff in "The Suspended Sentence" (Ameri- 
can). George Field was the "no account" in "The Orphan's Mine" (American). 
Charles West was the city son in "The Work Habit," and Harry Carey the son indaw. 

M. B. R., CAMDEN.— "The Yellow Streak" was taken at Lake Placid. N. V.. l»y 
Lathe. So you think John Bunny a lemon? Why not call him a ^grape-fruit? And 
please name a greater comedian of his kind and win a prize. 

\. it. — Yale Brenner was the chauffeur in "Tongues That slander" (Edison). 
Yon love blond villains ami dark heroes. Mabel Van L.uren was the mother and Roy 
Clarke the child in "The Probationer" (Selig). Thanks. 

Lottie D. T. — James Craze and Jean Darnell had the leads in "The Message to 
Headquarters" (Thanhouser). Edgar Jones and Clara Williams in "Over the Divide" 
(Lubin). Charles Kent and Julia s. Gordon in "in The Days of Terror" (Vitagraph). 
Richard Tucker and Marie Tener in "No Cooking Allowed." Yes: Lillian Christy i-* 
with Essanay; also Robert Grey. Mr. Newburg and Miss Claire in "A Dixie Mother." 

AOBIA S.- Sorry, hut we can obtain no information from Broncho, Kay-Lee. etc 
They are still asleep at the switch with their information. 

Lai \< i . THE Loon. — 1 lake no tonic, my child, before doing the Inquiries. Write 

direct to Bssanay for Francis Bushman, Chicago, ill. Thanks for your good worda 

L. <;. B.— Charles Murray is working hard for Biograph. Betty Gray was the 

daughter in "The Smuggler" (Patheplay). J. a. Berst was the head of the Pathe 

Company in America, hut he has resigned. Thank yon. 

MaBJORIE M. M. Many Morey was Vincent in "The Next Generation" (Yit.i- 

graph). Lillian Y. Muihearn was Margaret in "The Diver" (Vitagraph). (dad you 
Liked our chat with Mr. Edison, hut sorry that you learnt more about other great 
characters In history from it. than yon learnt of Mr. Edison. Weil, that Is a compli- 
mentary criticism. And since \on say that you are now convinced that he i- a g 
man. the chat evidently taught yon BOmething about him that you did not know. 

Walter 0. Larmar Johnstone had the lead in "The Greater Love" iMa.ic-.tin. 

George in that Vitagraph i- not on the ca^t. The husband in "SiLrns and (Uncus" 

(Vitagraph) Is unknown. Sidney Braces NV '^ ;ll<> ambrella dealer in "The Hoodoo 
Umbrella" (Vitagraph). The fake doctor in that Thanhouser Lb uot cast William 
Brunton was the villain in "The Monogramed Cigaret" (Kalem). 

•i s. m. Phillips Smalley was the poet and Lois Weber the leading woman in 
"The Light Woman" (Rex). William < '. Hull was .lo.n. in "Sapho" (Majestic). 
William stowed in 'The Water Lai" (Selig). Darwin Karr in "Retribution" (Solax). 
Robert Leonard and Margarita Fischer in "Paying the Price" (Rex). Caroline Cook 

1 totai ia iii "in the I >.-i\ - of 'I'm ian" i American ». William Scott and Harriet Hotter 
iii "Destiny of the - lig). 

Frederick d. [rene Howies ••"" , Miss Harttgan in "His inspiration" (Biograph). 
Marguerite Clayton was the girl in "Broncho Billy's Secret" (Essanay). 

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William i\ Thanks for the pretty calendar. J. M. Sullivan was the President, 
Denton Vane the son and [rene Boyle the write in "The President's Special" (Kalem). 
Henry King was George, Henry Stanley was .Mann, Velma Whitman the stenographer 
and Dolly Larkin the wife in "When the Clock Stopped" (Lubin). Richard Peer was 
Tommy In "Tommy's Stratagem" (Edison). 

Bed-headed Nut.- Irene Mow icy was the girl In "The Elemental World" (Blo- 
graph). Hers is the only name we have. ron can sec the point with both eyes shut. 

W. A. A.- Thomas Jefferson was the father in "No Place for Father" (Biograph). 
Harold Lockwood was the lead In "Phantoms" (Selig). George Gebhardt had the 

lead in "The Mexican's Defeat" (T'athei. Dave Morris was lather in "Father's 

Chicken Dinner'' (Biograph). Gwendoline Pates did not return to Pathg; she is on 
the stage. Helen Holmes in "The Runaway Freight" (Kalem). Don't think she was 
ever with Lubin. 

Eva a. C. — Mildred Hutchinson was the girl in "President's Pardon" (PathG). 

.Mr. Iloyt was old Coupons in "Old Coupons" (Biograph). Jack Richardson was Raj 
Singh in "The Occult" (American). King Baggot was at the hat in "Ivanhoe." 

Bebbie B. — Eugenie Besserer was leading woman in "Phantoms" (Selig). Harold 

Lockwood was the actor, and Lillian Haywood was the sick mother. Allan Hale was 
the artist and Irene Ilowley the wife, Alfred Paget and Miss Hartigan the other 
couple in "His Inspiration" (Biograph). 

Lottie D., Chicago. — Harry Von Meter opposite Vivian Rich in "The Mountains 
of Virginia" (American). Since your Chicago friend is marrying a girl from Boston. 
I suggest pork and beans for a steady diet. 

F. M. G., Cm. — Harold Lockwood was John. Eugenie Besserer the girl in that 
Selig. Jack Standing in the Bathe. 

.Ikssik II.— Lillian Walker still with Vitagraph. Elsie Alhert was beauty in "The 
Sleeping Beauty" (Warner). Richard Travers in "Told hy the Cards" (Essanay). 

Gertie. — I got your letter. I am not angry, honey, and I dont think you are pre- 
sumptuous. Xow. Olga Crane, and James Gordon in "Caprice" as the father. Bunts 
Wall was the sister. The picture was taken at Red Bank, N. J. 

Li i. nor G. — Gilbert Anderson was the government assessor in "The L<>-i Deed." 

William L. B. — Margaret Gibson was Sunny in "Sunny the Cattle Thief" (Essa- 
nay). Harold Lockwood had the leads in "Young Mrs. Kmas" (Selig). Edgena He 
Lespine is with Biograph, Yes, thank the Lord, vi:'^ are getting cheaper, and I 
rejoice that Ilunipty Dunipty has had another fall. Eggs are a wholesome hut fowl 
product, and I consume about four a day when times are good. 

A la Mode. — Betty Gray with Bathe, Mabel Trunnelle with Edison; also Bessie 
Learn Thanks! It is more blessed to give than to receive, but more expensive. 

SHORTY. — Lee BeggS was the cobbler, Marian Swayne the daughter and Blanche 
Cornwall the other girl in "A Question of Hair" (Solax). Paul Machette was the 
priest Henry Schaum was Sahio. Louis Fitzroy was Wheeler in "The Cirl and the 
Tiger" (Bison). Florence LaBadie was Portia, Mignon Anderson Was Jessica, William 
Bowman was Shylock, William Russell was Antonio, and Henry Bcnham was Bassanlo 
in "The Merchant of Venice" (Thanhouser). Lillian Logan and William Baunian had 
the leads in "The Soul of a Thief" (American ) . Marie Walcamp in "The Girl ami 
1 he TigeT" as the favorite. 

May C. — Vivian Rich and Wallace Beid in "Foreign spy" (American). Robert 
Grey was Tom in "Tom Takes a Chance" (American). Billie West was the girl. 
Canadian money is always discounted in New York City. 

Henry h. r». There is no way of finding out when Helen Costello's birthday is. 
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Ci in'. 01 Dallas.— Your epic in the original tongue is published here for the 
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Mas. w. c. B. Your verse is very good. Havcirt the casl for that Thanhouser. 
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Lottos i >. T. Billie Rhodes and Carlyle Blackwell in "The Man who Vanished" 
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graph). Charles Bartletl and Mona Darkfeather in "The Bong of the Telegraph." 

Hi n \ L. i;. William Duncan was the COWboy in "The Rustler's Reformation" 

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Oakman was the detective in "Hope" (Selig). Thank- very much for the beautiful 
present \'er.\ alee BV J. Bradj was the father in "Fires of Fate" (Rex). 

Olqa, William Russell was Robin Hood, Mignon Anderson was Ellen and Harry 
Benham was Allan in "Robin Hood" (Thanhouser). it takes two to make a bargain, 
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Sweet William.— Mr. Hoyt in that Biograph. Thomas Jefferson and Julia Burns 
In that Biograph. Guy Oliver in "Trying Out No. T<»7"' (Selig). Augustus Carney 
has been captured i>y Universal. 

California Poppy.— No, that magazine is not published by us. and dont let your 
newsdealer tell you it is. Margarita Fischer is now with American. From a pure 
spring pure water liows. JTour Letter sprang from a good heart. 

Mildred asd Mebedii ii.- -The sister was not cast in "The Swan-Girl" (Vitagraph). 
Billie Rhodes was the girl in '-The riot of India's Hillmen" (Kaiemi. Mildred Man- 
ning was the woman in "An Unjust Suspicion" (Biograph). Adrienne Kroell was the 
.trill. Tom Carrigan the young man and Charles Clary the father in "The Stolen Pace" 
(Selig). Thanks tor calling me a good boy. Sounds line to ho called a hoy. 

Hebman. — I saw that picture, it was properly costumed, for those were the days 
when gentlemen rode about the country in tin pantaloons and coal-scuttle bonnets, 
poking one another's ribs with bedposts, and shouting cock-a-doodle-do at the gates 

of their neighbors' castles. See our cartoon showing Don Quixote on a like errand. 

Sadie W. — Edward Coxen and Winnifred Greenwood had the leads in "The Trail 
of the Lost Chord" (American). 

Curly Frances.— Gus Pixley and Lillian Ortfa in "Fallen Hero" (Biograph). 

Kae K. — Vera McCord was the wife in "Broncho Billy's Mistake" (Essanay). 
Miss Golden had the lead in "The Sorrowful Shore" (Biograph). Mae Hotely was the 
wife in "The Zulu King." Mahel Trunnelle and Herbert Prior in Janet of the Dunes." 

Olive L. W. — Gertrude Bamhrick had the lead in "Just Kids" (Biograph). Harold 
Lockwood in that Selig. Dorothy Gish in "The Adopted Son" i Biograph >. Tom Moore 
has not been chatted yet. 

Alice II. B. — Arthur Johnson had the lead in "The Endless Night" (Lubin i. 
Chester Barnett and Ernestine Morley had the leads in "Back to Life" ( Warner i. 

Matilda. — For the law's sake, honey, learn to he briefer. You could have said all in 
one page had you tried. Remember I have more than one correspondent 

Ruth W. — Jane Wolfe was the grandmother and William West the grandfather 
in "The Sacrifice" (Kalem). Judson Melford was the little boy in "The Mountain 
Witch" (Kalem). Yes; John Bunny. As Cicero says, any man may make a mistake. 
but none but a fool will stick to it. 

M. C. D. — Jean went abroad with Elorence Turner. You refer t<» the Nash sisters. 
You ask how Lottie Briscoe can play parts of sixteen-year-old girls, and also of thirty- 
year-old matrons, and look both. It depends much on how she dresses as well as on 
how she acts. Alice Washburn looks sixty in some plays and sixteen in others. 

Socrates.- Much thanks for that hook. I am enjoying it hugely. If people untxt 
make me presents, I prefer hooks to suspenders, and all that sort of thin-. 

Gebtie. — Harry Mainhall was young O'Connor in "The Man Outside" (Essanay). 
James Cruze and Mignon Anderson in "The riot Against the Governor" (Thanbouser). Ki.ii',. — Octavia llandworth was the girl, and William Cavanaugh was 
the brother in "The climax" (Pafheplay). Warren Kerrigan in "The Passer-by." 

Floweb E. G.— Robert Walker was the hobo, and Denton Vane was the operator in 
"A Railroader's Warning" (Kalem). Bangs went out of fashion when powder be- 
came popular: they make a dangerous combination. 

G. L. IL — Haven't the player opposite Ethel Grandin in "The Trail of a Pish." 

Dobe Buna. — George Gebhardt was the Indian in "Mexican Gambler" (Patneplay). 
Prank Newburg was the Tenderfoot in "The Tenderfoot's Luck" (Kalem). Bartley 
McCullum in •'When the Earth Trembled" (Lubin). 

Seventeen. Kay Gallagher in "For Her Brother's Sake" (Luhini. Henry King 
was the husband. Marguerite Clayton in "Belle of Siskiyou" (Essanay). True Board- 
niiiii was tic outlaw. Nick Callahan was the captain in "UN Last Fight" (Vitagraph). 

Dimples. Frank McGlynn and Mary Fuller as Zeb Norton and Agnes in "The 
chi and the outlaw" (Edison). Augustus Phillips was Dawson. Robert Gaillord was 
.lim and Clara Kimball Foung the girl in "The Pirates" (Vitagraph). Carlyle Black- 
well and Billie Rhodes in "Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). All i>i' your sixteen ques- 
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No. 2 

The Other Girl 



This story was written from the Photoplay of JOE ROACH 

It is certainly strange that I never 
guessed it until it was right there, 
a moment so big and full of God 
that it filled the world ; yet, deep down 
in my heart, I think I'd always loved 
him. But mother had taught me that 
nice girls dont think about such things 
till the time comes. And now the time 
had come, it seemed. Frank loved 
me — me, little, insignificant, plain me ! 
It was so wonderful I couldn't have 
believed it if he hadn't said it over 
and over, with his lips, and his big 
hands trembling around my cheeks, 
and his eyes. 

"I never knew you were beautiful 
before, Ruth, ' ' he said once ; ' ' but you 
are — you are the most beautiful 
woman God ever made." 

It felt so strange to hear him say 
that, his deep voice all shaky and 
husky, that I could have laughed out 
loud, if I hadn 't felt more like crying, 
and most of all like praying. For, of 
course, I'm not beautiful at all, just 
a pale, big-eyed, little, thin thing. The 
mirror over the pine bureau in my 
room had told me the truth about my- 
self often enough, but somehow I was 
awfully glad Frank said that. It was 
the first time any one had ever thought 

so, and I knew then that he really 
did love me. 

"Ruth," he said presently, shy as a 
boy, tho he is twenty-seven, six feet 
tall and a real man, if there ever was 
one — "Ruth, I've waited for you all 
my life ; now I 've found you, I knew 
you at once — I'm not going to wait 
any longer. When will you marry 
me, dear?" 

Now, if I 'd answered with my heart, 
then and there, maybe everything 
would have been different. As I look 
back now, it seems as if the world must 
have stopped turning just a moment, 
and the angels have held their breath 
listening. But you see I was twenty- 
three, and this was my first proposal. 
I wanted, foolishly, to "make it 
spend," as little Elsie says, as long as 
I could. I wanted to think it over 
and dream about it, and pretend I 
wasn't sure for just a little while, like 
the girls in books or on the stage. It 
was terribly silly, with every inch of 
Real Me crying out, "Yes, yes, I love 
you; I'll marry you whenever you 
say;" but the first I knew I answered 
with my tongue instead of my heart. 
I was well punished for it too — but 
that came later. 




•• I'm— I'm not suit. Prank," I 
said ; "yon must give me time." 

I lis face got White and Strange as ln- 
lookcd down at me, and I could see 
the bone in his jaw thru the skin. I 
was almost frightened for a momenl 
and just on the point of reaching np 
and patting his cheek and whispering 
the truth on his shoulder, when he 
said, very gently. "All right, dear; 
maybe I was a bit sudden with yon, 

l»ut I felt it SO much it seemed as it' 
you must too. Take your time, little 
girl, hut dont make me wait any 
longer than you can help." 

If we hadn't been so near home, I 
should have settled things then and 
there; hut. you see, I didn't recog- 
nize that God was giving me another 
chance. So we just walked along 
•\ ithout saying much more till we came 
to the gate. My heart was so full of 
lappiness and thankfulness, mixed up, 
I'm afraid, with just a little bit of 
pride and triumph, for Frank Dixon 
was the handsomest and finest young 
man in town, and half of the girls 
were in love with him, that it didn't 
seem possible to say everyday, usual 
things; and there was Elsie swinging 
nn the gate, so I couldn't say anything 


Frank's ear was waiting for him. 
It was so hi^ and shiny and handsome 

that it made the house look dreadfully 

shabby and small in comparison. I 
always forgot how rich ami important 
Frank was until l saw his automobile, 

or his mother, hut they are hoth so 
haughty and splendid they made me 
feel smaller and plainer ;md more in- 
significant than ever. 
■■ Hello, Frank !" said Elsie when 

she s;iw us. and LT<>t down from the 

gate. Mother has told her again and 

again to Bay ".Mr. Dixon." hut she 

always forgeta she had been eating 

bread and inolassrs. and showed it too. 

but Frank su ong her up into the air 

and kist her as if he didn't see the 

sticky pl.i 

Mull... Miss Cinderella!' 1 he said; 

'waiting for a ride in the pumpkin .'" 

I tried to catch Elsie's eye and 

■ »!<•• my load, for I didn't want to 

;iut't riding, just as tho the most 

wonderful thing in the world hadn't 
happened to me. I wanted to steal 
off quietly by myself to my room and 

tell God how happy I was; and then 
to look — just once into the old mir- 
ror and see whether Frank could hai'i 
been right after all. and then to hunt 
up mother and cry a little, and iaugfa 
a little on her dear shoulder. lint 
Elsie wouldn't notice me. 

"Oh. Meedy. yrs!" she cried, clap- 
ping her hands; "please. Frank, take 
me a hundred thousand miles !" 

I sent her into the house to wash 
her face, and Frank stalled to help me 
into the ear. We were hoth very firm 
ami dignified, until he took hold of my 
arm, and then suddenly I fell myself 
begin to tremble. He must have felt 
it too, for his face lighted up in a 
tlash and he leaned down over me. 
The chauffeur was hissing with the 
machinery on the other side of the 

and couldn't see us. Frank's eyes just 
blazed into mine and suddenly I knew 
I shouldn't make him wait any lot 
There wasn't any use. because if I 
looked up at him he could read it in 
my eyes, and I knew I should look up 
— hut it came too late. It was as if 
I had a cup at my lips ami was just 

going to drink when it was snatched 

" Frank!" said a voice. 1 g 
hoth of us started and turned rather 
red, hut I remember that Frank 
didn't let go o\' my hand. More than 
any other thing that happened that 
day. I know now thai proved he 
loved me. For Frank's mother is — 
well, rather terrible, and Frank is the 
only son. ami o( rourse that means a 
good deal. 

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:■•. and beside her was the i 

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out later her name was Alice, and she 

Mrs. Dixon's ward and very rich 

and accomplished. Hut 1 knew, just 

lie look at her. that she w. 
thing in the world 1 wasn't. Her 
clothes, her tinier-nails, her hair just 
glistened, and all at once I felt dark 
inside, as tho some one had blown out 




a light. It came over me quick as 
lightning that Frank's mother meant 
for him to marry the Beautiful Being 
beside her, and I remembered all the 
unflattering things my mirror had 
ever said. I would have run away, I 
believe, if Frank hadn't been holding 
on to my hand so tightly. 

His mother looked at me exactly as 
if I weren't there, tho that sounds 
queer. But when she turned to him 
there was a mixture of ice and velvet 
and steel and sugar in her voice, and 
she smiled with her lips, but not her 

"How delightful we happened to 
come this way, Frank," she said; 
' ' Alice was getting tired — these walks 
are so wretched — and now you can 
motor us home." 

"I'm sorry, mother, to seem rude," 
said Frank slowly; "but I have just 
invited two friends to ride. If you 
will get into the car, tho, with us I'll 
take you home first." 

The young lady tossed her head and 
bit her lip. ' ' Oh pray don 't trouble, ' ' 
she said, in a voice that didn't match 

her face; "I really would prefer to 

Mrs. Dixon looked as startled as 
tho a well-trained dog had suddenly 
growled at her. Her face just seemed 
to freeze, and she gave me a look from 
head to foot that added up every 
shabby spot in my suit and gloves and 

"I am sure, Frank," she said at 
last, but I knew she was speaking to 
me, "that your friends — hem — will 
excuse you, and that you will do as I 
wish. And I suppose you haven't 
forgotten that Alice is relying on you 
to take her to luncheon at the golf- 
club today." 

With every word she said I could 
feel Frank getting farther and farther 
away from me, tho really he didn't 
move at all. But the thought of what 
he had just said and what I bad been 
just ready to say seemed unreal and 
ridiculous now, like the terribly solemn 
things that happen in dreams, after 
you wake up. And at that moment, 
when 1 was ready to sink thru the 
ground with mortification, Elsie came 



miming down the walk, and somehow 
I round myself in the tonneau beside 
her and Prank, and the big machine 
was puffing away. The last glimpse I 

had of Mrs. Dixon and the girl did 

qoI make me any more cheerful, and 
ii was a pretty silent ride we bad ou1 
along the Lake-front Thinking how 
beautiful it mighl have been, mad*' it 

all the worse, and I was doing my 
l»est to fight back the tears that would 
come, when I caughl Frank's look. It 
made me feel better, for I could 
he was trying to tell me over Elsie's 
curls that QOthing his mother had said 
had made any difference in his feeling 
lor me. Bui I knew inside that there 
was a difference just the same — may- 
he not in him or me, but in my way of 
looking at things anyhow, and — oh, 
dear —perhaps in his, too. 

You see Frank was all his mother 
had. and she could never remember 
that he had grown up. She said '■yes" 
and "no" to him now just as she had 
said "yes" and "no" about candy 
and marbles and little boy-things, and 
Prank was awfully dear to her. That 
was one of the things I liked best 
about him, but I could see that it 
might make trouble for us in the end. 

So when he whispered into my ear 

as he helped me down from the anto 
in front of OUT house. ** ( 'ant yon give 
me my answer now, little Ruth \ You 

Bee, I love you so much it 's hard to 
waii. dear" I .just whispered back, 
"Tomorrow, Prank. 1 — I cant yet." 
.Mother knew right away without 
my telling her thai something was the 
matter, and I believe she knew what, 
too. with that uncanny Becond-sighl 
mothers have. Bui she never said a 
word, only made cream toast and 
chocolate for supper, as I like them, 
and opened a jar of strawberry \>v^- 
serves. Mother always says. "I'm so 
snnw . dear," with her preserves. 80 

after Elsie was in bed and I had sat. 
with a blank sheet <>f paper in front of 

m.'. I'm- an hour, t r \ ing to write to 
Frank. I told her about the whole 

What shall 1 say. mother " 1 

d at the end. She looked at me 
1 Bmiled over her mending. 

"What do yon Want to - 
Knthie.'" she said. I guess my face 
told her. for she got up, Came around 
the table and kist me. "My little 

girl grown up," -she sighed — "but I 
wouldn't write it. dear. Tell him 
yourself. It's the sweetest moment 

in a woman's life. Yon see, / /,-, 

Rut ln<-. even if my hair is growing 

And so this is the note \ finally 

sent my lover the next day by Elsi<- 

Deab Frank : 

Meet me by the big elm <>n tlie corner 
tonight at seven if v<m still want my an- 
swer. R\ in. 

All that day it seemed to me as if 
the world were a different color some- 
how. 1 couldn't do anything, so, 
finally, I just gave ap trying and 
waited. I planned lots of tilings, 
tho — things I suppose would have 
shocked mother. Beeing T wasn't even 
engaged. I planned how I would have 
it made — white crepe de chine with 
just a little train, and mother's own 
Wedding-veil out of the cedar el 
and I planned what I'd make Frank 
for dinner, nights the cook was out. 
and what he'd say of my tea biscuits 
and cream cake. For. oh yea, 1 
going to tell him that I loved him and 
would marry him when he pleased. 

\\'<is going f<> t<U him. I'll never 
forgel if I live to be a hundred how 
I felt when I slipped out into the 

early moonlighl thai night, holding 

my happiness so warm in my heart. 

all sacred to be given to my big man; 

and I can never forget either how I 
felt when, an hour later. I crept back 
again, like a little, bruised shadow, 
and slipped upstairs to lock myself 
into my room. I thought 1 was croincr 
to die, and I was glad of it 

once when I remembered mother. It 
didn't seem as tho I could live, and 
life «:«> on with ordinary break*' 

and dinners ami bullying housework 
as before. A greal big Pain came 

upstairs with me and into the room, 
tillinu' it so it was hard to breathe. 

For I bad lt<>ii.'. with my love, to give 

it to Frank, and he had not wanted it 
enough to Gomel I waited an hour 




by the Methodist steeple before I un- 
derstood that he had listened to his 
mother and that my foolish little 
dreams and plannings were over. He 
had found it the easiest way to tell 
me by not answering my note. Oh, 
the shame of it ! But at first I .was 
only hurt and grieved, like a child 
who has held its lips up to be kist and 
been struck in the face instead. 

And — it was queer — but somehow 
all thru it I was never once angry 
with Frank, only with myself for 
caring so much. About midnight I 
heard mother tap softly on my door, 
but I kept quiet and she went away 
again. After that I forget what I did 
— cried a little, I think, hot, painful 
tears that bled from my pride ; tried 
to pray, but mostly just lay watching 
the dark square of the window and 
wondering whether anything could 
ever be quite the same again. Once I 
went to the bureau, lighted the gas 
and looked into the mirror — I hardly 
recognized the girl that gazed back at 
me, but I know no one would ever 

have called her beautiful. At last, 
when the window square began to 
grow grey and I could hear the world 
outside stretching and yawning and 
waking up, I folded my romance 
smoothly, locked it away in the inner- 
most part of my heart, and went to 
find my mother. 

She cried out at the sight of me 
and put me to bed. You cant mend a 
broken heart with chicken-broth or 
beef -tea, but that is what mother tried 
to do all the next month. The doctor 
prescribed iron and tonics, the neigh- 
bors sent in jelly and blanc-mange, 
and all the time I lay there I ate 
and drank what they gave me, and 
grew thinner or fatter and more 
dont-care-what-becomes-of-me, every 
moment. There was just one thing I 
needed, and no one could get that 
for me. But I was always pretty 
strong, and so after a month of trying 
to die I began to get well again — 
well outside, I mean. My heart felt 
all paralyzed and numb, and not oven 
the thought of Frank could make it 



stir. I saw him pass the house one 
day, and it was just like looking at a 
stranger. Mother did not tell me then 
that at the firsl he had come every 

day and tried to ask about me, and she 

had sent him away sternly. Bui even 

if she had told me I dont believe I 
should have eared. / couldn't can 
about anything anv more, and the 

So. after I'd argued a hit with mother 
I combed my hair back from my face, 

put on the hhif costume and joined 
the Army. It was like taking the 
veil. I entered a new world entirely. 

and the old one was as completely 
shut away as tho I had died OUt of it. 
There was too much to do to think at 
all : 1 became jusi a pair of hands and 


worst of it was I counted up the years 

I 'd probably gol to live and knew that 

I had to find something to till them 
The something was the Salvation 

Army. Mother and I had always been 

interested in the local branch; and 

one day, when two of the lassies came 

md for old clothes, it just flashed 

into my mind that here was my 

I knew I should look hideous 

• bonnet, too. w hich shows how 

state .»f dont-careness I was in. 

feet t<> wait on the poor 'hat 

came to the barracks \'ov help. 1 sup- 
there had always been as much 

misery in the world, only I hadn't 

reeogni sed it before. But now I had 

my own grief as a sample to match 

others by, and it was surprising how 
it shrunk by comparison. Not that 
my heart ever thawed in the mida 

the worst i^' it. 1 COUld wash poor 

little bones of halms, nurse "hi. 
Bhriveled crones into eternity, and 

listen to the woes of drunkards, out- 



casts and criminals, without a thud. I 
knew I ought to be sorry for them, 
but I couldn't feel anything. 

One day one of the girls brought 
in an armful of old dresses and threw 
them on the table to be sorted over. 

' * They came from Mrs. Dixon, ' ' she 
said; "some of them are as good as 
new. Her niece was there — the pret- 

but all silk or delicate material, and 
not much use for our poor people. 
One especially, a lavender crepe 
morning dress, was so lovely that I 
held it up for the rest of the girls to 
admire. As I did so the corner of a 
paper sticking out of a pocket caught 
my eye. I drew it out, unfolded it 
curiously, and felt the world grow 


tiest girl ! — and she gave me a lot, too. 
They say she's going to marry Frank 
Dixon, the son, pretty soon." 

"Is she?" I said coolly, reaching 
out and pulling the pile over toward 
me. I ought to have fainted or some- 
thing. I remember I was rather 
ashamed of myself because I couldn'-t, 
but you see I honestly didn't care. 
The old Frank that I knew had died 
long ago, or perhaps he hadn't ever 
lived. I began to shake out the dresses, 
sorting them into piles according to 
their use. They were awfully pretty, 

black and slip away before my eyes. 
It was my note to Frank I held. 
His mother had never given it to him! 
With a rush like black waters breaking 
thru ice, a surge of feeling swept 
across my heart, and I felt it, as I 
sank beneath the flood, begin to beal 
again at last. 

Afterward they said he had come 
with another architect to look after a 
defect in the Army building, but 1 
know better. It was God that brought 
him to me, so that his dear, brown 




Pace w;is the firsl thing I saw when 1 
came bach from the Btrange, vague, 
empty spaces of unconsciousness, lli^ 
mother was with him and she seemed 

to l"' satisfied with Hit' way things had 

turned out. My uote was in Prank's 
hand, and I saw ihat lie understood. 
The other faces in the room were 
blurred and unreal. We might have 
been alone. 
'■ Prank !" I cried, trying to hold 

out my arms; "oh, Prank! Frank 


I couldn't stop speaking his 

name, but la 1 understood and 

leaned over and lifted me Up in his 
anus as tho I had been a little wrig 

tease like Klsie. Hi- • nied t<» 

drink in my face, and his big V( 
when he spoke at 1;. low and 

trembly and huskj . 

"Oh. Ruthie-girl," he said, "how 
beautiful you ar< 

From the Photoplay of FLORENCE LAWRENCE 

The prisoner was on the stand. 
Curious women craned their 
necks to devour every detail. 
Men, oddly averse to the shrinking 
figure in the pitiful predicament, 
averted their eyes. Perhaps it was the 
old sex-appeal in a variant role. There 
was something strangely stirring in 
the droop of the young shoulders. 
The great, sad eyes mirrored clear 
visions of the wolf snarling at the 
door, with only a woman's fragile 
strength to battle him — they seemed 
to suggest a mirage of the hunted hare 
making its last, brave, futile dash. 
They hinted at all of the hunger- 
searing, pain-driven battles of a world 
to be bought only with gold. The girl 
was about to speak — to make her 
threadbare story naked to the heed- 
less ears of the idle throngs, to whom 
such scenes, such tales of wretched- 
ness, were bits of spicy interest, or all 
in the day's work. 

"My client pleads guilty/ ' an- 
nounced the attorney for the defend- 
ant, and it was then the eyes of the 


crowded courtroom turned, as one 
mechanism, to the palpably hopeless 

"I " the girl halted, and her 

tired eyes swept the sea of faces in 
mute despair; "I have asked not to 
be made to tell this story. I have 
pleaded guilty — there seems so little 
need of anything more. But it was 
this way " once more her gaze be- 
sought the staring eyes — they looked 
back at her, blatantly curious, stonily 
impersonal. "Oh, it is hard to tell," 
she said, with a little gasping breath ; 
"I think none of you will under- 
stand. We, my mother and I, we 
vere poor — terribly, terribly poor. She 
had not been used to the bitter hard- 
ness of things — she was not strong. 
We were not poor as most of yon con- 
ceive it — little anxieties about bills, in- 
ability to buy things — it was not like 
that with us. We were poor in the 
way that means — well, death — or dis- 
grace. The former does not seem to 

come when wanted. The latter " 

she looked down, and big tears stood 


on the Long Lashes;- "the latter was 
worse than death to me. I worked in 

a department store for seven dollars 
a week. That seven dollars was our 
all. It had to pay tor rent. \'ov food, 
for clothing, for medicine, for light, 

heat — life. It didn't. We were los- 
ing out. and we both knew it. We 
were going down — down, and in all 

the world there was no one to lend ;i 

helping hand. I feared for my mother. 
She was failing fast -and so — I — 

determined — to— steal." The girl's 

Noi.f to a barely audible whisper, 

and her head fell on the thin, narrow. 
little chest. Thru, suddenly, she raisrd 
it. and a valiant battle-lighl shone 

from her ej • 

" I determined t<> steal." 

peated, "and I did steal. 

what the world would not 

thru any efforts thru any toil. I 

Btole fond \'<>r our bodies Bhelter for 
our heads I stole purity for my 
honor I stole salvation for my 

mother's life. I am a thief, lint the 

1 was stealing the hearl oul of 

n- iul from our bodies the 

lift I ath from our lips. If I am a 

thief II righl ; bul I tell yon t 

she l-e- 
I stole 

give ns 


each and every one of yon — the world 
is a greater thief than I I" 

The sentence was Guilty, oi 
What other verdict could a perfectly 
jnst. equitable law return.' Had the 

prisoner not confessed to the crime — 
openly, brazenly I And thus was 
sentence passed. 

That night, in the narrow prison 
cell, the girl who had branded her- 
self a thief stared Life in the face, 
and. because she had done the bidding 
of the Christ within her. forced back 
a frozen smile at the sknll-faee before 

she went back over the past weary 

months and somehow she knew that 

the game was played out. she had 

dour her best, bu1 the others had held 

the trumps, She had not made the 
odd. she recalled her father's death 
— many years ago. she rememfr 
the ensuing years of gradual decline; 
the puny attempts to make ends meet 
decently ; then the frantic Btruggi 

make them meet at all. She Lived 
this past winter as one who recalls 

some frightful phantasmagoria of the 
unbalanced mind. The cold of it — 
he fear — the utter, hop 


misery of it. Then came the dreadful 
day. To the very foot of the Throne 
of Justice she would carry the memory 
of that day, and lay it before the 
Divine Arbitrator, questioningly — the 
day her mother had become a thief. 
Her mother! For it had been her 
mother who had stolen the bulging 
purse. It had been her mother's 
honor, her mother's fair name, she 
had lied so convincingly to save, there 
on the witness stand. She had long 
years ahead of her — years in which 
she might obliterate the prison taint ; 
\>ut her mother had come to the day's 
decline — and the prison would have 
meant the final night-shade — Death 
comes with pitiless grimness in a 
prison cell. 

''I'm glad I did it," the girl whis- 
pered to the bars — to the grated win- 
dow — to the clammy walls; "oh, little 
mother o' mine, I'm glad I did it!" 

She knew the terror these barring 
walls would bring the timid woman — 
and her breast heaved as she realized 
how hard pressed her mother had 
been to dare to steal as she had. Such 


a pitiful thief she had made! Flo 
recalled the dreadful day again. How 
she had seen the floor detective stop 
a small, shabby woman in the aisle — 
how she had immediately recognized 
her mother — sensed the whole predica- 
ment, and, in passing, swiftly snatched 
the purse from her mother's limp, 
nerveless fingers, and wittingly blun- 
dered into arrest. Well, it was all 
over now. Taps had been played. 
She didn't quite know how the final 
curtain was to be rung down, but her 
sixth sense told her that the game was 

And then, into the midst of the 
prison dreariness, responsive to her 
wonder, came the one answer. Her 
mother was dead. Because she was not 
strong — because her mighty mother- 
love broke her tender heart under the 
strain of her girl's sad plight — be- 
cause of these things she was called 
home — where even a thief may be 
with Him in Paradise. And Flo. in 
her utter loneliness did not know that 
the one best solution had been offered 
— that God was very good. 


Certainly this seems to be a world 
of balance — of evenly tipped scales, 
even tho they are weighted with the 
years, and glistening with tears, be- 
fore they measure true. Just before 
the expiration of her prison term, Flo 
learned that an ancle, practically un- 
known, had died and had left her the 
bulk of a very large fortune. Gold at 
last ! Gold to build a barrier against 
the foam-fanned wolf — gold to warm 
the sneerer's mockery to adulation — 
gold to Shutter the windows from 
the cold. And because Flo had learnt 
to turn to a. higher source than 
human, she did not grieve for her 

mother, 1ml knew that, all was well 

with her— doubly well now that she 
could look upon her daughter's lot 
with peace. 

It was the evening of a large recep- 
tion, ami Flo was the hostess. Softly 

sheened in clinging chiffons, youth 
ami expectation in her eyes, a rose- 
wild tint effacing the prison pallor of 

her face, one WOUld not have known 
her ^w Ihe victim of the past war. 

Tt was the lawyer to whom the 
trust* -ship of the fortune had been 
givei v \ho w;i: responsible \'"V the re- 


ception given in Flo's new home to- 
night. He had been touched to the 
depths of his kindly heart by the 
girl's sad story — by the plucky way 

she had held her head above the murk 

and filth — and the selfless bravery 

that had led her to immnre her un- 
tried youth in prison walls 

"We must look a little on the sunny 
side of things, my dear," he had said 
to her. in his kindly way; "and yon 
must let a wry lonely man make that 

And he had made it possible by 
helping her with 1km- new home: hy 
arranging, and explaining, all her 
money matters; and finally, by plan- 

Ding this reception that she might 
meet congenial people, and know a 

little of the music of living — the 
perfume — and the flowers. 

Ami Mo moved among her gu< 

softly gracious, gently enthusiastic*. 

As the evening was drawing I 
triumphant close, and the rooms were 

gradually clearing. Flo became aware 

of two women standing behind her, 
partially concealed by the heavy 
draperies. l, Yes, H one was saying, 
" isn 't it really too ridiculous I Her 

mother was the shabbiest, connm 

little scrub-woman type conceivable 
and she was the general run of tawdry 
shop-girl. But that, my dear, might 
be excusable, in view of her large 
fortune, if she were not also — a 
thief!" The venomous voice sank to 
a sharp hiss, and the other woman 
answered excitedly, greedily, "A 
Thief — my dear, are you quite sure? 
Can it be possible ? Do tell me ! How 

"Can I be sure?" the elated in- 
formant cackled disdainfully. "Well 
rather, my dear Maria, since it was 
my very own purse she stole — and, 
incidentally, went to jail for. ' ' 

"Jail!" Maria's voice was faint 
with amazement and tinged with a 
certain misapprehension — "jail! But, 
my dear, think of being entertained 
by a jail-bird — our social position — 
our •" 

"Oh, have no fear, Maria. Our 
social position is quite secure. I shall- 
give it out immediately — the whole 
story — and shall let all the others 
know that I came merely as one would 
attend anything a bit outre, or eccen- 
tric — merely curiosity. ' ' 

All the prison pallor had returned 
as Flo bid her guests good-night ; that 
is, as many of them as had not heard 
the story, and deigned to touch her 
hand. Then, every one gone, she 
ordered the lights turned out, and 
crept up to her room. Not even as a 
condemned prisoner had she slunk 
from the courtroom as she entered her 
own room this night. Her bright, un- 
afraid spirit was quelled — her nerve 
was broken. 

"What is the use?" she muttered 


to herself, 

"what is the 

use ? I 'm 

brand ed — 

cripple d — 

hunted. Even 

gold cannot 

buy a past 

free of slur or 

stain. I'll go 

to mother — 

she will not 

turn me down. 

And, anyway, 

who ever 

heard of a jail-bird succeeding? And 

a woman jail-bird — where is the 


The little revolver looked very in- 
nocuous as it lay in her hand. It was 
only the work of a moment — and then 
it would all be over. 

Something snatched the revolver 
from her — something strong, and 
swift, and humanly warm — a voice 
whispered in her ear : "Dont cry out ! 
Be quiet! I wont harm you. I'm a 
burglar — and they're after me. Hide 
me, for God 's sake — you would, if you 
knew the law. ' ' 

"If I knew the Law!" Flo smiled 
grimly. She knew the Law. and she 
knew the world that pressed one into 
its arms, and the humanity that re- 
ceived one from its embrace. 

"There has been no one here," she 
told the police when they entered. 
"Yes, I am positive. The house is 
thoroly alarmed, and I've been wide 

"Some day," said the man she had 
hidden, stripping his mask from a face 



oddly likable, lean and hungry-eyed, 
and young; "some day I shall remem- 
ber this, and try to do some little 

service for vou." 

"You " Flo vyvd him a bit 

timorously, hut could find DO CaUS€ 

for featf in the tired eyes looking 

down at her; "you have not always 
done tins — this sort of thing." She 

did not query — she knew. She had 
seen that wolf-desperate, what's-the- 
nse look before. 

"No," said the man, simply; "it 
was a case of immediate need. My 
little sister — tuberculosis — necessa i y 
money. 1 was out of work. I — I — 
stole. They sent me up. and when 1 
got out — well, the world does not fall 
on the neck of a jail-bird." 

"No," said Flo, slowly, grimly; 
"the world does not." Then, softly, 
'And your sister — what of her?" 

"She died/' the man's tones were 
flat now, and bereft of any life; 
"what's the use?" 

Flo rose from her chair, suddenly 
aglow. "Lots of use," she exclaimed 
vihrantly; "while there are us — our 
kind — in the world — there's always 
use. We've got to pal together. We've 
got to link hands — and tight — and 
rise — and lift — lift until the load is 
gone. While there's sympathy, and 

understanding, and God — there's al- 
ways us.-." And Mo held out her 
hand to a man v. 

a-glimmer with aching b 

"Do you dare to say 1 b I use 

now.'" Flo quoted playfully, for 

knew that the months between had 
soothed the bitterness away, and re- 
stored a sense Of values, sound and 

Tom Merritt looked down at her, 
and his face was woman-tender, soft 
with love and faith. "Dear," he 
slowly, "when a woman takes a thief 
who has planned to plunder her home. 
and, out of her great sympathy and 
understanding, gives him her hand in 
friendship and help — when she \ 
him where he can work, and hope 
again, and stands by him loyally, 
valiantly, inspiringly until the battle 
is won — when, in the end. she gives 
him herself, her wonderful, wonder- 
ful self — why. my beloved, while there 
are women like you — there's more 
than ust — there's the Kingdom of 
Heaven within us." 

Flo drew his head to her breast, and 
her lips trembled near his ear. "To 

think." she breathed, "that, out of 
the loneliness, and want, and despair, 
this — this — martiagt moment eon. 


The Cure 


lien you're feeling blue and dismal. 
Ami t lie future Beems abysmal, 

And the darkness seems to till the worhl with woe 

There Ls one place i would steer you. 

For there's QOthlng will cheer yon 
Like a visit to the Movin- Picture show. 

When your thoughts are suicidal, 
Just because j ou're jobless, idle. 

And you feel death has beckoned you to 
^ ou ni:i\ Bud new hope arising; 
in ;i manner that's surprising, 

By ;i tale of struggle at the picture show. 

Ah! there's ninny ;i dow ii mid outer 

Who has had hi-- heart made stouter 

And has felt the eiuhers of Minhitiou glOW, 

Tin they've burned with old time rigor, 
When he's -con i tale of n- 

And it- \ictor\ .-it m Moving future shOW. 

The van creaked drowsily along 
the highway, streaking the 
thorn hedges and the poppy 
borders of the wheatfields with a 
thick, golden dust. On the high seat, 
beside Peter, two fat and curling pink 
legs waved in the sunlight, and a 
warm, cooing sound purred happily 
across the air, a primitive slumber 
song. The rosy woman, tramping 
sturdily beside the van, laughed out 

"Ma foi, Peter, but the little one 
can sing!" 

"Aye," answered the father; 
"aye, Jean, 'tis the nature of young 
things. But we old ones — chut!" — a 
flavor of sadness embittered the 
words. As he spoke he glanced down 
toward one foot that hung, withered 
and twisted, over the side of the van. 
"Je n'ai chant 6 clepuis longtemps, 
moi," he sighed, heavily. 

"Fie, fie," she smiled, and ges- 
tured with an ample sweep toward 
the countryside about them — burnt- 
umber ryefields, slopes of crimson- 
dotted meadow, a chateau lording it 
on a distant hilltop, cottage roofs of 
red tile clustered below, a tranquil, 
colorous landscape under a Normandy 
sky. "Is not this a pretty life, Peter, 
mon homme?" she cried; "to travel 
on like this, stopping as we will, al- 

ways safe in the good little house on 
wheels, always a loaf and a sausage, 
always together, the three of us." 
Warm color dyed her young peasant 
face, and her voice fell shyly on the 
latter words. There had been three 
of them so short a while. She stopped 
the van with a gesture and ran gaily 
up the tiny ladder behind. " It is that 
thou art hungry, my man ! ' ' she 
called, mischievously. "Tiens, but I 
know the signs, me ! Always a man 
is sad, and the good sun does not 
shine when he is empty. Let us halt 
here, and I will heat la bonne soupe 
for thee!" 

The crippled basket-vender leaned 
upon his whip and listened — pleasant 
rattle of* pots, the whiff of savory 
food, a gay voice lilting an old-time 
chanson; beside him his baby stirred, 
moist and rosy with creasy sleep ; be- 
yond, around, a friendly world; and 
above, le bon Dieu. Truly, he should 
be a happy man, useless leg or no. 

The afternoon winged by as the 
elders bent above their willow withes, 
and the baby — Joic, they called her — 
with a rude reaching-out for the 
poetry in life, gurgled and grabbed 
for fat fistfuls of sunbeams. They 
were very happy, these simple hearts; 
lacking the gnawing imagination that 
looks ahead, questions the years, and 




shudders to find them full of un- 
known fears. Yet thai aighl the end 
of their world came. 

The woman woke first, and at the 

instant of her waking, before con- 
sciousness told her of the danger, 

readied out with the instinct of new 

motherhood for the helpless life at 
her side. The interior of the van was 
thick with a sullen, awful cloud. It 
clutched her throat, clogged her 
nostrils, scorched her eyes. Fran- 
tically she groped in it for the baby, 

She shuddered into lit".- again 
slowly, as one reluctant to draw Lack 
from the pleasanter and Dearly at- 
tained fields of death. When her 
scorched eyelids parted, it was to 

in a peaceful panorama of tie- stars. 

remote, onpitying, inscrutable. Then 
she felt tiny fingers moving on her 
breast, lifted her head painfully, and 
remembered. Where the van bad 
stood was now a charring heap of 
cinders, and she and her child. • 
were alone in the world. 



clutching the limp little body to her 

hrv.-ist. iicn tried to scream out to 
her husband, hut her tongue uttered 

Only hoarse, animal like sounds. 

Thru ihe thickening cloud she 
stumbled forward <>n her knees. Dieu ! 

Where he | Sense , , f direction 

w as swallowed up in the suffocating 

Tongues of red now licked at 

the walls, like ravenous things with 

implacable life in them. With her 

she sheltered the child, Peeling 

rible kiss of the ho1 crimson 

upon her flesh as she writhed 

the floor. 

Aii hour later, Madame Prison, the 
miller's wife, hearing the sound o\ 
wild rapping on her cottage door, 
grumblingly arose from hi>d. wrapped 
a wadded gown around her Bhoul 
lighted a candle, and answered the 

summons. 11m- good man i\o..A for 
half an hour before her return. 

"Diable!" he greeted her testily 

then: "pray, what happens that you 
prowl aboul at this witch hour? Is it 
yOU are era /v. my wi 

•• \fais /<"«." replied the ej><>d wife, 
calmly, as she set down the .audio 
and bent above a Cradle heside tllO 



bed ; ' ' a beggar-woman, all in tatters, 
came, crying and moaning a wild tale 
of a burnt van and dead husband, 
and brandishing her brat. Y raiment, 
but it was. very strange. She asked 
that I take her in; but me, I am too 
old a lark to be tricked by salt. I 
shake my head. I refuse most certain, 
and she go away. C'est bien Strange, 
c'a, no?" 

"A madwoman!" said the miller, 
comfortably; ''with perhaps some 
disease. You did well, Henriette, to 
send her away. With the infant of 
Monsieur and Madame Demorin to 
care for, one must be cautious." 

"Oui, twenty francs a week are 
not picked from the gutter," replied 
his spouse, sagely. She bent and kist 
the sleeping child resoundingly. ' ' Al- 
ready I think she is better. We were 
the fool not to require twenty-five." 

She clambered back to her pillow 
and composed herself to merited re- 
pose, never dreaming, good soul, that 
tonight was to be a milestone along 
her own tranquil pathway, or that 
Clotho, the spinstress, was twisting 
the thread of her destiny with the 
raveled lines of the peasant woman 
and her child. 

The two stared into each other's 
eyes, tongueless with horror. In their 
fright, each appeared to hate the 
other. They grimaced and gestured 
in Gallic extravagance, and at last 
the woman burst into shrill, defensive 

"I tell you I do not know how it 
happen! Mon Dieu! C'est horrible 
— affreux! What shall we do ? Think 
you — pig of a peasant ! ' ' 

"Diable!" roared the miller, pull- 
ing desperately at his shaggy thatch 
of hair, as tho to drag an idea from 
his head by main force; "name of a 
dog, my wife, but you have ruin 
us! The child was as their very 
heart's blood — aie — aie!" 

"My foot, it slipped," she moaned, 
wringing her fat, empty hand. "Ah 
malheureux! and it is soon that they 
return. Said the letter not so? To 
find their child drown in the millpond 
— not even the body to show — Dieu ! ' ' 

The miller rolled his eyes, shrugged 
his blue-bloused shoulders and spread 
his broad palms. After all, it was no 
child of his. Let Madame, his wife, 
get out of her own difficulties. Again 
he shrugged the blame from his 
shoulders, scattering a mist of flour- 
dust with the gesture, and turned 
away. Children might drown — bad ! 
very bad! But the mill must turn 
and flour be made. It was the way 
of the world. 

"A thousand pities you sent the 
beggar-woman and her brat away," 
he lamented. "You might have passed 
it off for the Demorin infant. Eelasl 
Me, I think we are ruin, but the mill 
must run — what would you?" 

Madame Frison looked after her 
lord, the leaven of a sudden hope 
lightening the pasty gloom of her face. 
She thought some moments, then 
nodded her coiffured head. "Tiens, 
c'est bien possible," she reflected. 
"But I think me it is one grand sin. 
At the next Pardon I shall burn a 
five-franc candle to the Virgin. That 
will help." She sighed heavily and 
turned, shuddering, from the moil of 
the mill-race, snarling and foaming 
below. Across the sunset fields, the 
Angelus was tolling good-night to the 
world. The miller's wife crossed her 
ample bosom as she hurried thru the 
heather-purpled meadow. ' ' Tonight, ' ' 
she muttered — ' ' I dare not wait. To- 
morrow-she may be gone, and those 
others come for their child." 

The stealthy moon, skulking fur- 
tively behind a clouded sky, scattered 
the forest path with dreadful shapes 
and shadows. A holly bush became a 
gnome with knotted arms; a hoot- 
owl, the voice of a lost soul. Madame 
Frison shook with terror as she crept 
thru the night toward the wood-cut- 
ter's shed, where the villagers said \W 
wretched basket-woman and her child 
had taken refuge. A thousand Nor- 
mandy tales of witchcraft and spirits 
chilled her blood and set her scalp 
pricking, but she would not turn 
back. Indeed, she dared not, The 
thought of a ghost itself was no more 
frightful than the idea of facing the 
expectant parents with empty arms. 



" 'Twas about the Bame size and 
complexion." she muttered; "but 
more of a fatness. I will Bay it is the 
bon air, the fine food. Au — aii — 

may the bon Dieu pardon me — aii — 

The hut. bristling with moldy moss 
and rotting in a horror of livid, lep- 
rous white fungus, hugged the skirts 
of the forest, abandoned the year 
around, save tor the furtive wild 
things — hats, owls and toads. On a 

I i ut for the warm bundle on 
her breast, she would have been eon- 
tenl to sit down in some hidden t 
place, oever to go on again. 

there was Joie. So the mother lived 

on drearily, anchored to life by the 
tiny needs and warm, round liml 

her <-hild. She stirred now uneasily 
— smoke, thick and stifling! The Lap 
of hot lips on her arm — Peter! Pel 
Awake: Ber lingers, groping at her 
side, met only emptiness. Madlj 


heap Of dead Skeleton leaves in one 

corner lay Jean, the peasant woman 
of the basket-maker's van. or the 
devastated shade thai once was she. 
She Blepl heavily in a cheerless stupor 
of Buffering, and always in her dreams 
there were the black smoke, choking, 
the ivd flecks of pain, the strange, 
pitil.^s immensity of remote stars. 

An animal knows nothing of the 

philosophy of Borrow, and Jean was 

Only an animal. She knew thai she 

walked now thru a vague, terrifying 

world, in which there im Peter to 
fort her a world of cold sun- 

- .inty food ami harsh faces all 

sat up. clawing among the dusty 
Leaves. A hollow tear of moonlighl 

splashed thru a chink in the l< - 
gOnel Joiet She would not believe 

it. Bui a moment aL r o she had been 

sleeping SOUndly there. 

'• Ibeii : 1 )i. u I \ . -it cannot 

she must be mar — I dream — 

vraiment I dream — ah-h-h-h!" — a 
terrible cry, cringing thru the night 

She was on her feet, incarnate 1 

Dg her arms above her wild, un- 
bound hair. "She was all I had 
left all! Ah. kind monsieur le 

Diable, give me back my child!" Qui 

into the dank dawn sped a wild 



figure, one of earth's broken and out- 
cast minds. 

The wealthy Madame Demorin, sit- 
ting in her landau, the target of 
village obeisances and bows, felt that 
she had indeed reason to be compla- 
cent. How fortunate that she had 
taken her physician's advice when 
the baby was born, and sent it out 
into the country to be nursed! She 
would never have believed that the 

What was this? A ragged peasant 
woman, with matted hair and sunken 
eyes, clambering over the side of the 
landau, reaching out clawing hands 
for the child! Madame Demorin 
shrieked for aid, and two gendarmes, 
slumbering on red-striped legs before 
a pastry shop, sprang forward. A 
crowd gathered out of the very 
ground, f rocked butchers' appren- 
tices, tradespeople, smocked peasants 
leading donkeys loaded with legumes. 


sickly little thing could have become 
so fat and brown and kissable in three 
short months. But it was well. Mon- 
sieur Demorin, a wealthy butcher of 
Paris, could afford a stout wife, robed 
elegantly after the fashion of the Rue 
de la Paix, and a sturdy child like 
this, swathed in the finest lace and 
cashmere money could purchase. She 
sat back against the cushions ele- 
gantly, and the baby, left to its own 
devices, reared its small spine and 
clutched at the edge of the carriage 
for a sunbeam. 

"Joie! Le bon Dieu be praised! I 
have found thee at last ! ' ' 

"Que fait elle?" roared the gen- 

"line distraite/' murmured the 
crowd pityingly, as the wild figure 
was dragged down from the carriage 

"Kon, non — my child — behold, my 
child — my Joie!" shrieked the pens- 
ant woman, struggling. "I lose her 
— I hunt long — Dieu! at last I have 
found her — donm z-lchmoi!" 

"The woman is mad" — Madame 
Demorin drew the baby closely to her 
foulard bosom — "it is of a surety 
plain. She must be lock up im- 
mediate. This is my petite Marie, 



my turtledove, mon ange. One must 
Bee ii could not be the child of such " 
— she pointed a fat, suede finger a1 
the disheveled beggar-woman, and 
the crowd hurst into murmurs of 
assent. The gendarmes bowed. 
"On'), Madame Bpeaks the truth. 

This woman is mad, sans doute. She 

shall not trouble Madame again." 
They dragged the frantic peasant 
thru the gaping crowd, prodding her 
with their swords. Her futile shrieks 
distressed the air, tore the heart- 
strings. Long after she had dis- 
appeared, came back the despairing 

echo : 

"My baby — my Joie — give her to 
me — have pity ! I have search so 
long — give her to me!" 

"Is Monsieur le Docteur within!" 

The bonne surveyed the visitor 
tli rough an inhospitable crack, noted 
the neat black dress and bonnet, the 
pale, lined face, and nodded reluc- 

"Oui, Madame — enter." 

A fire snapped cosily on the hearth 
in the study. The tall, grave man. 
reading before it, rose as the door 
opened, and bowed. 

"Bori jour. Madame, and how may 
I serve you F" 

The woman drew aside her veil. 

Looking at him Bteadily. "You do not 
remember, Monsieur?" 
I [e was politely regretful. " l Bee 

so many " 

With the same steady watchfulness. 

she drew up the loose sleeve of her 
dress, disclosing long, white scams of 
Bears " Nor now 

Memory flashed into the physician's 
face. "Ah, yes"— he was groping in 
his mind. " I have it ! Three four 
months ago, late at night, a woman 
and her child, both badly burnt Oui. 
I i real the bums and they go oufl 
Am I right!" 

•• Ouif Monsieur," she nodded ; " 1 
am Jean Bourin, la »t> >»< . I have been 

three mouths in an asylum." 
hand, a shadowy thing of trans- 
mit flesh, crepl to her head pain- 
•■ Bui now th.\ Bay I an cure, 
I do not know p, ut~$tre. It is 

no matter. But they let me go, and 1 
have return to find my child." 

"Your child:" 

"Stolen," drearily. "Tell me, 

Monsieur, lives there a woman in this 
village, fat, oui, and rich, with hoi 
fine robes, a little child M 

"Do you mean Madame Demorin ?' 5 
— the doctor's tone was indulgent — 
" elle est comme c'a " 

The woman drew a long breath of 
relief. "Then — I think — I have found 
my child! Non, turn, I am not crazy 
— listen, I will tell you." 

Ten minutes later the physician 
and the woman left the house 

Jacques Frison, miller, sat uneasily 
on the edge of the gilt chair, tapping 
his felt hat against his knee, every 
movement powdering the air ; Madame 
Demorin, upholstered in lavender 
morning-robe, was angry, but mindful 
of her social status. She rang the bell 
disdainfully, and to the trim maid 
who responded : 

"Bring Mademoiselle Marie to 

Jean sat stoically on the pink vel- 
vet sofa. Once <^v twice she swayed, 
and steadied herself with an effort. 

Her thin face was refined and nn- 
peasanted with suffering. The doctor 

watched her professionally. Doting the 
blue shadows about the lips. As the 
portieres parted and a small figure 
stood shyly in them, the pale woman 
leaned forward, with an inarticulate 
sound. I lei- body trembled from head 

to foot : but she did not speak, wait- 
ing her cue. The physician lifted 
small Marie to his knee, and turned 
to the disdainful Madame Demorin. 
'• With whom did you leave your 
child. Madame, four months aj 

she waved a pudgy, flashing hand 
toward the agitated miller. 

"This man and his wife " 

" Il< his! she is dead now. my excel- 
lent Benriette," mumbled Prison, 

Crossing himself. ''She meant no 

harm to any one. " 
The physician into rrupl rnly. 

"What happened to the Demorin 

baby is this the one °" 

•• \ . /-/.'" the silent, black-robed 



figure broke into a desolate cry. ' ' She 
is mine, the little one — she was stolen 
away — look, Monsieur le Docteur, for 
the scars. You remember?" 

Frison was cowering in the chair, 
his face ghastly, jaw gaping. Madame 
Demorin laughed scornfully. 

"My Marie has no scars," she 
said coldly. 

"The shoulder — the right knee — 
look, Monsieur." 

Dr. Lemosin unfastened the tiny 

ashen lips. ' ' Diable ! " he gasped ; " I 
told her she would be the ruin of us ! 
Listen, then— I'll tell all " 

"Bete!" shrieked Madame Demorin 
hysterically; "you shall be guil- 
lotined. My Marie! Ah— ha! ha!" 

"Hush," said the doctor solemnly, 

The peasant woman had slipped to 
her knees beside the child. Ecstatic 
content lighted her worn face, as tho 
a sudden inner lamp had been lit 


frock deliberately. "Four months 
ago," he said slowly, "I dressed such 
burns as this woman speaks of, on her 
child. I never forget a case. Pardon, 
Madame, it is my duty to see " 

A breathless hush settled over the 
garish room. Frison held his arm 
before his face, as tho to ward off a 
blow. The two women stared with 
agonized eyes as the physician drew 
down the delicate dress from the 
shoulder and disclosed, faint in the 
pink flesh, but apparent, a long- 
healed scar. 

A moan burst from the miller's 

within. One thin hand went out. 
adoringly, touching the sweet pink 
flesh of the little knee. For an instant 
Motherhood incarnate, holy, wonder- 
ful, possessed the weak frame, then 
the light faded and the blue shadows 

"Is she — not — pretty — Peter, mon 
homme?" — the white lips whispered 
pridefully — ' ' always together — the 
three — of us " 

She slipped down and lay, faintly 
smiling, at the feet of her child. 

Le bon Dieu, looking down, had 
been merciful. 

Tin: m\n 


■xArtDen LoweiL 

Something cold surged round her 
heart — something with the chill 
of black waters, unspeakably 
grim. Like a thing maimed and rud- 
derless, her mind leaped back to the 
cause parenting so miserable an effect. 
A midsummer madness, the cause had 
been, the untutored impulse of a soul 
that had never known a mother's 
tender counsel, gracious wisdom. And 
the effect had been a year of weary 
disillusions, broken hopes, baffled 
efforts to pierce him with the white 
light of things; and now, the end of 
it all, this note. This note saying 
that he was tired of her — of her, who 
had bartered her youth's flower for 
the mud of the road — saying, further, 
that her father was able to provide 
for her — that he was going away. 
All over ! Yet was it all over in 
very truth? Was a thing like this 
ever over? Would there not cling to 
her, sinister, smirching, inevitable, 
the stagnant aroma of that unsavory 

"Dear God," she prayed, her head 
bowed on the little table where she 
had found the note along with her 
empty purse and the eternally empty 
whiskey bottle; "dear God, let me 
forget this year has been. Tho he was 
my husband, Thou knowest he was not 
worthy. Grant me this boon — for- 

And it seemed to her, in the months 
that followed, that God had indeed 
heard her prayer — that He had for- 
given the earthly passion of her heart 
■ — that He had made it whole. Back 


in her father's home she lived again 
those long, sweet days of study, and 
pleasure, and tranquillity of mind ; 
hers before Noel Travers had dis- 
rupted her scheme of things T 'h '^ : s 
wild ardor. She thought, oftt :.e.', m 
the quiet of the long day, that she 
could ask no more of life than this — 
this peaceful backwater of existence. 
Here, at least, she was free from the 
strange, disturbing things — from the 
bitterness of awakenings — and the 
unmasking of realities. As for love — 
that dream of Youth — and Age — hers 
was a cynic's scorn for that. If love 
were the loathly thing she had held in 
the palm of her hand, then, truly, was 
the world mad. A moment's blind- 
ing fire — an hour, mayhap, of tender 
hope — then utter sickness of body and 
soul. This was Love ! To trysts she 
witnessed sometimes on her solitary 
walks, when Youth met Youth with 
unveiled eagerness — to the primitive 
truth of these meetings she turned a 
weary head. To Age, walking, hand 
in hand, in the mellow sunlight, the 
peace of long, mutual years on their 
tranquil faces, she turned blind, 
tearless eyes. 

And then, one bright May morning, 
came news of her ultimate release. 
Noel Travers was dead, lie had died. 
as he had lived, in a saloon brawl ; 
and he had been identified by the 
tailor's label in his coat. It stared at 
her, in black and while, this news of 
his death. He had gone now beyond 
the touch of her forevermore. And 
as the half-gods go, the gods appear 



— so John Bolden came to the woman 

of memories. 

Gently, reverently, very, xevy ten- 
derly, he led her back, adown the 

pathway of her early dreams. Be 
was Galahad— he was Arthnr — he 

was Launfal ! I [e was all of the 
bright, crusading spirits of the dream- 
figures of old. lie was Love as she 
had visioned it in her most youthful, 
most innocent dreams. lie was 
Strength — he was Force — he was 


Man. She knew now the meaning <>f 
the meetings she had witnessed be- 
tween the youth-brighl Lovers of the 
world— she sensed the eager tremu- 
lousness of their touch of each other 
— the halt* audible tones of their 
hushed voices. So her voice fell when 
she Bpoke i«> John Bolden. sin- 
thrilled with the mystic sweetness of 
the love of Age the purity ot the 
bond cemented by the same-trod path 
i ars the I ie that would be eternal, 
iame pleasures, the same 

ne hopes, the equal bur- 
Thns would she look at John 

Bolden when the light of their lives 
together should begin to wane and 

the downward slope he readied. Thus 
should they clasp hands that had 
kept, thru life, one faith, on.* loyalty, 
one love. 

u Yes." she breathed, when lie told 

her of his love and asked her to 

share ids life with him ; "yea— my 
Love —my Love." 

There was no Holy Grail for this 
modern Galahad to achieve — no 
bright, celestial vision for him to 
make material, lest it be the King- 
dom of God come to earth, in the 
final success of clean politics — clean 
morals — clean ideals. These things 
were the things Holden was fighting 
for, and because the God in man is 
acknowledged sometimes — and by 
some people — he was nominated for 
( rovernor. 

"I am so proud of you." his young 
wife whispered, as he said good-by 
to her the nighl following the nom- 
ination, on his way to one of the 
political halls to speak; **1 love you 
so for it all — for your linen- a 
your trueneas — your sue - 

14 And 1 love ymi." he ansv, 
softly. *' because you are you — all 
woman — and all— all mine |" 

Somehow, as she watched his tall, 
(dean-cut figure vanish down the 
street, those last words haunted her: 

"And 1 Love you because you are you 

— all woman — and all — all mine:" 

That is what he had said. " 

you are mine!" It v the 

shallow of the past laid its unclean 

fingers on her and mocked her for her 

acceptance o^ those words. She 

not naturally nervous, yet tonight 

seemed one of strange forebodings 
unfounded fear and shadowy 

monition^ \x she sat in her room. 

reading, passing the time until he 

should return, she was sel by tin 1 
idea that he and she would never 
each other again as tiny had done in 
the hall just now. Always between 

them something would lurk, crouch. all their love's radiance . . . 
She Btarted to her feet, teeth chatter- 
ing, lips blanchi 9 me one was 



climbing up the balcony outside of her 
room. The French windows were not 
locked. Like a hunted thing, she sped 
into the dressing-room beyond. The 
doors yielded to a crafty touch, and 
the thief was in the room, prowling 
toward her dressing-table, using a 
spotlight. Fearfully, she peered from 
the heavy curtains separating the 
rooms. The man heard her, turned, 
the light fell on her face, and a laugh 
broke out. She knew that laugh — 
the same that had made mirth 
hideous in her sight — that sardonic, 
witless, phantom of laughter. 

"Gar bless my soul!" he 
chuckled, when, the electrics 
on, they faced each other in 
her husband's room; "Gar 
bless my soul — if here isn't 
In" Madge — how y're, 

But the wife of John Hol- 
den was facing him, face 
stricken of all that is life. 

' ' Wassa matter, Madgie ? ' ' 
he queried; "aren't y' glad 
to see me?" 

"Where" — she gasped, 
her tongue volumes too large 
for her mouth — ' ' where — 
did — you — come from?" 

"Now what a question!" 
T r a v e r s was immensely 
amused. "Why, 'out of the 
everywhere, into the Here' 
— aint that what the kids 
say, Madgie ? An ' now that 
I am here, with you, so 
sociable like, suppose I cull one of 
the candidate's cigars and change 
coats with him. He's for democracy, 
aint that so? Well, that bein' the 
case, he'll be tickled that I should 
thus carry out his views." 

1 ' Noel, ' ' Madge 's voice was strained 
with an anguish of pain; "Noel, why 
are you here? I thought — every one 
thought you were — dead. ' ' 

The derelict, complacently puffing 
away at the fragrant weed, chuckled 
appreciatively. "Dead, eh?" he in- 
quired; "ever know a bad penny to 
be that obliging ? Pray tell us, Madgie, 
what put that sweet thought into 
your young head?" 

"This." Out of her secretary she 
drew the clipping that had brought 
her the news of her freedom. 

Noel Travers laughed long and 
loud. "Guess some other chap 
snitched my coat when the booze was 
too much for me," he chuckled; "be 
that as it may, Madgie, I'm alive — 
very much so. I came here tonight 
for a little spare cash, or some jeweled 
folderols to carry me along for a few 
days ; but now things have turned out 
this way, I might as well stick around 
and see what the Governor has to say 

"wassa matter, madgie?" 

to husband number one. Pretty rich, 

So this was to be it — the shadow 
she had foreseen between herself and 
the man she loved better than life — 
this sordid thing in the guise of a 
man. He was the obstacle that should 
bar them apart, until their straining 
eyes should darken in death. Per- 
haps, worse than all else, John would 
not believe — would not understand. 
Yet she knew that he must — so per- 
fect had been their union, so complete 
their faith and love, he would not 
fail her now, in her dark hour. And 
he did not. His was the love "that 
passeth understanding" — that goes 


on, beyond the visual, into the hidden 
heart of things, and the light of his 
knowledge made the hidden place 

They both saw him at the same 
time. He had come up the steps 
quickly, quietly, hearing Travers' 
laugh. For an instant he faced them 
both— took the measure of Travers* 
unmistakable worthlessness — read the 
despair, the appeal, the bruised in- 
oocence in Madge's soul. Then he 
spoke, tho li»' did no1 need to ask. so 
swiftly do we humans accept the 
grotesquely impossible things Life 
Bends us on our way. 

" Who are yon J" he demanded, 
tersely, sharply ;"wha1 do you heref" 

Travers laughed again —thai empty, 
hollow laughter. "I'm this Lady's 
unfortunate husband, y'r Honor," he 
mocked ; "and I 'in here on a social 

Call. Madgie and I have lots of 

things to talk over — we " 

Holden crossed the room, and 

gripped him, vise-like, around the 

v flesb of his arm. " Be quiet, 

you poor dog," he commanded, "or 

leave this room in a different 

han you entered it. 1 f it 'a 

on want - here " 


The amount he thrust into the 
greedily extended hand was a goodly 
one. "Now begone!" he said: and 
then, turning to Madge, who crouched 
against the window, deathly white: 
"How has this thing happened, d< 
How did you happen to tell me he was 

For answer she extended the little 
clipping — treasured as one would 
treasure a pardon from a life sentence. 
And. reading, John Holden was glad, 
immeasurably glad, that he had un- 
derstood — that he had not gauged 
t his woman wrong. He saw the cruelty 
of it— tho sundering of their paths — 
yet he saw the greater joy of an 
understanding that could not tail: 
and. somehow, lu i was at peace. 

Travers. haying donned his right- 
ful coat, stood regarding them, sneer- 
ingly. " 1 c'n remember," he said. 

coarsely, "when me an* Madgie was 
as Pond ns " 

The young candidate wheeled on 
him, menace in his eye. 

\n' 1 COUld Bay," resumed the 
wretch, "that their candidate was 

livin' with a woman who " 

The life-blood Was almost stilled 
before Madge could interpose her 



futile strength. John Holden was not 
all lover and idealist — he was brawn, 
and muscle, and splendid strength, 
and all his blind fury backed him up 
as he clinched and shook the liquor- 
sodden wretch. 

"John," she pleaded with him, 
battling his deathly clutch; "John, if 
you kill him we are lost — we are lost ! 
Oh, my beloved, think of me — think 
of me!" 

"You have Mrs. Holden to thank 
for your worthless life," the future 
Governor said grimly, as the limp 
form picked itself from the floor and 
crawled for the windows. ' ' Now, get 
out — and do it now!" 

Dawn streaked the sky with 
amethyst and rose before they stopped 
talking — Madge and the man she 
loved. And when they finally sep- 
arated — he for a day's pain-driven 
work, and she for her father 's home — 
she had won her battle. 

All the night she had pleaded with 
him to go on with his work — not to 
throw down the tools he 
had shaped so splendidly 
— not to let this grimy 
thing block his path. 

"We cannot live to- 
gether, anyway, my dear- 
est," she told him; "and 
if I go quietly to my 
father's, many plausible 
excuses can be invented. 
He, Noel Travers, will 
keep silent. He wants the 
hush-money and he is an 
arrant coward. We must 
not let our little, single 
desire debar you from the 
working out of your des- 
tiny — and perhaps, dear, 
the working out of the 
destinies of many others. 
You may be the means of 
saving other lives from 
the shipwreck of ours. 
You have the power to 
found a newer, better 
order of things — an order 
that will be the basis for 
a better race-— where men 
like — like him — will have 
no part. Dont you see, 

my Love, my own, the greater rather 
than the smaller, the many rather 
than the few?" 

They had forgotten to count on one 
thing, these two, when they made 
their splendid resolution and went 
their separate ways — tho power of 
drink on the man — tbj fact that -it 
will make devils of angels, brutes 
of the meek and mild, daring and 
defiant the weak and cowardly. This 
latter thing it did to Noel Travers. 
Some whim, born of the liquor, had 
urged him into the meeting where 
John Holden was speaking — some 
latent fiend woke in him and impelled 
the crazy accusations he endeavored 
to hurl at the shaken, young candi- 
date. Some avenging angel made of 
the mob, wildly cheering for Holden, 
the arbiters of his fate, the redeem- 
ers of his heart's happiness. For they 
fell on the drunken, dissenting voice 
and stilled it forever. In their mad- 
dened frenzy, they hurled themselves 
at him in a body, and he fell over the 



gallery to the floor beneath with a own asunder. No one. but the two 

shuddering cry, ending in a final who had given their heart's blood for 

silence. the sake of the greater cause and the 

call of honor, knew the almost un- 
And no one ever knew, no one bearable sweetness of the reunion. 
ever guessed, thai the distinguished "My wife!" .John Bolden whis- 
orator's lady had been the wife of the pered, as they looked out, with far- 
poor wretch killed that night — no one seeing, unafraid eyes, over the city 
ever knew that the coining Governor the night sin- came home; and he tore 
had been speaking from a heart too in tiny pieces the clipping, trie 
sore for healing, or that, in giving his last. "Mine in very truth now — and 
life to the people, lie was tearing his no man may put " 

The Mirror of Fate 


ilent and still as Fate, see it move. 

Swiftly working its wondrous will ; 
Not like an automaton in a groove, 

But surely as the j;ods of the mill. 
Leading the minds and thoughts aright, 
Twisting the trend of brains alight, 

Teaching and guiding and pointing the way — 

Fate, as the photoplay ! . 

Resting the l>odies of women and men, 

Aye, and their tired brains, too: 
Diverting their thoughts from troubles, then 

Bringing them thoughts more true. 

Making them travel against their will. 

Tho they are cheaply sitting still: 

Their higher selves mow, tho their bodies stay 

Fast at the photoplay : 

Molding the pliable minds of men. 
Bringing them peace and joy and hope; 

Kindling aims beyond their ken. 

Cleansing their thoughts for broader BCOpe, 

Arousing a laugh, arresting a sigh, 

Producing a tear in an eye long dry. 

Unknown mayhap and unthanked each day — 
Thus fares the photoplay | 

Motion Picture Magazine Contrast 

A meditation at the door of a Motion Future theater 


Outside, the present century Outside, the traffic whistle shii 

With .ill Its stirring life we inside, a tale of Egypt thrills. 

Inside, t ho pasl HOOD the sereen 

With ail its ancient pomp i^ seen — Outside, the clang of trolU 

There's only just a wall between] inside, the Bible's Bong ol 

Outside, the whir ■>!' motor- things ; Outside, the blare of modern life. 

le, tho swan of Avon sings, ik struggle, worry, toil and strife; 

Inside, the pa >t and what ha- been, 

side, the newsboy's raucous cry; The restfulness of quiet scene 

Ide, King Arthur's knights ride by. There's only just a wall between! 

S>owi tliru tltis v&le of care"? 
Is itjitwe&ltfe, mii rubies f\%i 
AtcpjiKOBds e^er rare ? 
WiflfensioK^ireti: and soa&llad 
AttdJ&emate &i ng ^ide, - 

Wfe^e, tme will qyjcKJy <g]ide ? 

I<2>it^pne,iAflt>iwaK5rous ruiM 
T'^JIJ the wopld ^kad§> ; 

tfee &ftcia,t|>odi>? 
1M while 1 Jive tfeey'll bow to n&e/, 

k§ fa tl7£ w^ 1 to f&ipykd - 

tte tfea w$ to c|ylv4fp| 
i^d ding/ c&pe§> to cyi$ ? 

Tfe dowattee tee ihx lover i §o- 
Yoifli.&lw§/§ fi'ftd it tfeefe^ 

cBoiare^ *ayep^.]^6, 

To fh&d ^0^6 wi&me/i«s, 
Aftd wfeem Ife we sfce i§> ]i\ on* ,- ' 
■ 111 apj&te: 

Aj^ keep you fay my ^i 
. He to tfce wlifc tfcat 

This story was written from the Photoplay of EDWIN AUGUST 

From the Carew toolhouse the 
agonized shrieks of a persistent 
file Leaped thru the quiet coun- 
try air and worked their demoniacal 
way into the sitting-room of the farm- 
house. To the old lady with lace 
cap, horn spectacles and clicking knit- 
ting-needles, the rending sound was 
sweet music. The pennyweight of a 

girl by her side plowed her forehead 

full of pink-white furrows, shook pro- 
tecting ringlets over her ears, and 

unraveled an hour's spoilt handicraft 

—the Deck of a gray woolen sock. 

"Mercy I" she burst out Bpitefully ; 
"if Will donl stop that dreadful 
Doise, I'll " 

•• Hack hash, hack-hash, " screamed 
the furious file. 

The old lady smiled slowly, as if 

awakening from ;i dear symphony. 

•• I l.'s niakin' smix-thin' wonderful. 

I guess" "hack hash, hack-hash," 
Prom without "yon just wait 'til 

BUpper tine " 

'I'hr knitting proceeded, and the 

yarn unrolled evenly from the pair 

of halls that played <>n the floor like 

kittens. Presently the inferno in the 

ouse smothered with an abrupt 

final squeal, and hurried footfalls 
came toward the house. A flushed- 
faced, perspiring giant of a man burst 
into the sitting-room, holding a 
squirming hand o\' steel. 

"Hurrah ! I've done it." he fairly 
shouted; "cut teeth in th' luiek-saw 
blade; it's as keen and true 

"Judging from the sound. 1 thought 
yon were pulling them." flashed the 
girl : but the others never smiled, just 
bent their heads, breathl - ■ r the 
man's invention. 

"See the shape" — his finger traced 
the design before the horn spect 
it's faster-cutting than tin- 'V 1 

tooth, an' simpler than the 'Light- 
ning. ' 

The girl slid her cool hand thru 

his arm. " It was a painful tooth to 

.Hi. anyway : wasn't it. babyt" 
The man turned, frowned, smiled 

broadly down at her. 

"Painful ov no." In- half rebuked, 

"it'll make OUT fortune." 

Suddenly he bent over and kisl 

the old lady solemnly, then took the 

girl prisoner in muscle taut arms. 
I'm iroin' to th' city," 1 


nounced defiantly ; ' ' the invention has 
got to be sold." 

A half-grown, awkward boy entered 
the room, in the staring silence that 
followed Will's announcement. 

"Here's Ben," the big man went 
on, relieved; "he'll take care of you." 

"Willum" — the old lady's voice 
was almost sharp — "is this city trip 
goin' to take long?" 

" 'Most a week, I guess; mebbe 
it'll " 

He came to a dead stop, avoiding 
three frightened pairs of eyes. 

"I'll be back!" he burst out de- 
terminedly. "Cilly, girl, look after 
ma, and spare her old hands all you 

A film shot across the girl's eyes, 
and the lump in her throat nearly 
choked her ; but she said nothing, just 
took Will's hands and nodded bright- 
ly that she understood. 

In another minute the women were 
busy over his carpet bag, and Will 
coiled the fortune-bringing saw-blade 
carefully within it, twining it tight 
and small. 

On his w T ay across the yard he 
turned now and then to wave them a 
good-by, then set his face resolutely 
down the road to the railroad station. 
The steel thing in his bag thumped ex- 
ultingly. like the beat of his heart, 
and he felt his resolve coiled up tight. 


ready to leap and bite, like his saw, 
against the unknown in the city. 

Two years passed — wonder-working 
years for Will — that found him rich 
and installed in fashionable apart- 
ments in the city. He had written his 
mother and Cilly at first every night 
from his hall bedroom in a shoddy 
furnished-room house; then once a 
week, as the money began to come; 
and now, not at all. It was simply a 
case of not having time, he told 

. The exploitation of his saw had 
been absurdly simple — a meeting with 
a pair of diamond-scarf-pinned brok- 
ers, the forming of a corporation — 
"William Carew, vice-president and 
general manager" — and the leasing of 
a luxurious suite of offices. 

William's duties and their reward 
were also astonishingly free from 
complication — the signing of several 
green and gold certificates each day 
and the "president's" check for three 
figures at the end of each week. Out- 
side of William's signature and his 
cheerful countenance, his presence in 
the office was not required, and he 
soon took the hint and proceeded to 
learn the ways of the city. 

The call of the big fellow's ready 
money, and his rugged, open-air. 
good fellowship, made him friends, of 


motiox I'lcnui-: macazise 

a sort, faster than a life-time of B 
ciation in the country — his financiers, 
the slick brokers, saw to that, and 
with the renting of a handsome apart- 
ment and the installation of a valet 
and housekeeper the country boy 
burnt his last bridge behind him. 

In one thing only was Will remind- 
ful of Lusty days gone by. From out 
the numerous applicants 1m- insisted 
on engaging as housekeeper a stolid 
old woman from the country. 

"If I surprise my stomach with 
pdti de foit gras, hlue-moon cocktails, 
and such stuff o' nights," he warned 
his companions, "I just got to gentle 
it again in the morning with buck- 
wheat cakes and country sausage/' 

"The kind that mother used to 
make," laughed a new-found friend. 

Will's face grew serious, and his 
eyes filled with memories. Then he 
turned to a handsome girl with deep- 
fringed eyes by his side. 

"You could never take to knitting 
socks, could you?" he asked, half- 

"Nit," she jocosed; "not for me." 

"They're the kind that never wear 
out." he threatened. 

"But the hands that make them 
wither — come, let's be serious." 

"I'm thirsty," he said, brighten- 

"Now you art serious," the woman 
whispered, letting her soft hand slip 
into his; "please call a waiter." 

"Mary, I'm going to a bang-up 

shindig tonight,' 1 instructed William ; 
"yon needn't sit up; I'll he home 

toward Bun-up. n 

The old housekeeper set her lips 
motherwise. " It 's not that I mind 
tie- lack of sleep," she said ; " 1 'm 

thinkin' of 3 on." 

•■ Bless you, Man . I '11 behave I do 
believe \ on 're t rying to mother me." 

" I'll srt up 'til twelve." she said ; 

"set tin' out your clothes for th' 
morninV 1 

William's valet hurried him into his 

evening clothes. Il« was jealous of 

M v. and did not understand her 
i rratiat in<_r w i 
Wi en William stood before him in 

Snug-fitted coat and shot-silk Wi 

coat, tlie valet stood back in respectful 


The erstwhile country hoy caught 
his glance and read it. 

•" You've made a tirst-rate joh out 

of a mud-crusted jay," he said, hand- 
ing the man a ten-dollar hill ; " 1 
hold this while I'm gone." 

The valet bowed and stood at at- 
tention while the young man who 
joyed life was Leaving the room. With 
the closing of the door a sneering, de- 
precatory smile flitted across the 
man's pale face. 

William wended his way to the 
studio of an artist friend, from wl 
glass-roofed rooms the life-giving 
music of a sextette of troubadours 
was thrumming and sobbing its way 
to the street below. 

The woman smiled as he entered ; 
and he went, straight as a dar 
fish, to the side of her low-cut bosom 
and conquering, shadowy eyes. 

"Ah !" she said, hut h- 
telltale with her story, and she had 
learnt not to say too much. 

Hack in his rooms old Mary set her- 
self about the task of preparing his 
clothes for the morrow. There were 
Sparkling studs to transfer to clean 
linen, pearl buttons to sew on friend- 
less shoes, and a heap o\' clothes- 

pressing to lie gone about. 

It was somewhere alone; toward 

midnight, with her eyes growing 

heavy with Bleep, thai she discovered a 

dust-covered carpel bag in the deep 

cavern o\' his closet and dragged it 
forth to sort out its rubbage. Under 

a Wrinkled suit o\' "store clothes" she 
came upon a pile of letters, and 

shamelessly, after the nature o\ 

women, she fell to reading them. 
They were dated some two years hark. 

and were addressed, in a girl's round 

hand, to a street in the down-and-out 

section of the city. 

Mary read on grimly, taking the 

letters in turn like the parts ^( a 

serial story. And what hey 

pieced together t«> even the woman 

with a commonplace heart ! 

FirSt came the joyous call of a 


girl's child-heart to the news of his 
success, and endless prattle about 
what they should do on his return to 
fix up the farm and make his mother 
comfortable. Then, later, came letters 
in answer to his, into which she wrote 
her young, trustful heart, that stood 
out naked and unashamed with her 
avowal of love. And, still later, came 
her call as from afar off, putting her- 
self in the background and telling 
about the drooping of his old mother. 
She never put the question, but thru ' 
every word writhed the appeal: 
"Would he not come back? 

Mary gathered the plaintive letters 
together in a whirl. The odor of 
scorching clothes bit her nostrils. 
And in the kitchenette she found the 
valet standing over a pair of sadly 
ruined trousers. 

His eyes pierced hers with unutter- 
able scorn. 

1 ' I know you now, old she-cat, ' ' he 
hissed fiercely; "I have watched you 
reading the master's letters, while his 
clothes go up like that !" 

His arms went heavenward, and 
tears sprang into his eyes. Mary 
could never have guessed that this 
righteous man had read these same 


letters — and kept out one or two for 
use, if need be. 

"Keep on watching," said Mary, 
unfeelingly; "I'm going out to find 

And she did. It was along toward 
sunrise, in a cigarette-scented studio, 
that the old woman brazenly crossed 
between the dancers and faced her 
master, with his arms about the 

"Will," said old Mary, plucking at 
his sleeve — "I'm going to call you 
Will, just like your mother — I read 
all the letters in your bag from Cilly, 
and I want you to pack it and go 
straight home." The shadowy eyes 
by the big man's side flared up like a 
tiger's. "As for this woman here, 
she's a catfish, Will — the kind that 
nibble at dead men 's bones and never 
fill up." 

William rose up in a half -dazed 
frame of mind — shame, fear, in- 
credulity, belief of kind, chased thru 
him in a riot of mad unreason. 

"Mary, woman!" he cried, pulling 
her to her knees, "am I drunk as a 
fiddler, or is it you?" 

"It's you, Will, you!" pleaded 
Mary; "you haven't drawn a sober- 


ro saw \\<m>i> 

minded breath since you quit writing 
to Tilly." 
William blushed rosy red, and drew 

her to her feet. The dancers hung 
hack, expecting a scene worth while. 

Suddenly the big man turned 
around and flung a shower of hills 
into the young woman's lap. 

"Here," he said, "that's all I get 
'til next week — I'm wrung dry. To- 
morrow I'm going down to the office 
of the International Saw Company 

and saw wood! Bui you dont under- 
stand, so goodby." 

"Will!" the woman called after 
him — a clear voice, the clearest he had 
ever heard; hut his big shoulders. 

with Mary tucked under one of them. 

were already thru the doorway. 

The following morning the office 
force of the Internationa] Saw Com- 
pany witnessed a busy and forceful 
William arrived, and. in a 

businesslike manner, grasped the 

president hy his collar. 




thy saw 


Shouted : "and you take all my hean 
tiful certificates. 1 *m tired of a com- 
pany that dont manufacture- 
sells promises, " 

The coiled, toothed, shiny thing lay 
in his hands. 
"Your vice-president's goin' 

home." he announced to the spell- 
hound ones. "/// SOW Wood — jest saw 
wood. And I'm goin' to saw fast to 
make up for hack time " 

Again came the tree-arched lane 
from the station, and a man trudging 

homeward in the pink-and-purple 

alpenglow of sunrise, ('illy and his 
mother were already at work, ami he 
heard their splash of morning's milk 

in the lean-to. 

The prodigal uncoiled his adventur- 
ous saw and stole to the woodshed. 

Asthmatic, rasping sounds rent the 
aii-. As if by art-magic the call of a 
pied-piper — two spellbound women 
(led thither from their chore and for- 
gathered back of him. 

Pour hands, a withered pair and 
dimpled ones, tore at his pumping 
elbows. Will turned and gathered 
his audience into two huge, hugging 

" I'm home." he said, in his ma' 

offact way : "there's a heap of Si 

wood to cut." 




Does Censorship assure better plays, or is it beset 
with dangers? — Promise or Menace? 


Rector of Christ Church, Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 


President of General Film Company, (Inc.) 

EDITORIAL NOTE : This debate was begun in the February issue, and is attract- 
ing wide attention, not only because of the importance of the subject, but because of the 
eminent fitness of the debaters to handle it in a masterly and authoritative manner. 
Those who have not read the preceding articles by Canon Chase and President Dyer 
should do so at once. Copies of the magazine containing them will be mailed to any 
address on receipt of fifteen cents per copy. Every preacher, reformer, civic worker 
and film exhibitor should be supplied with a complete set of the magazines containing 
this memorable debate. And every mother and every father should read all the articles 
carefully. In the April number, the debaters will continue their respective arguments 
and probably conclude ; and, when they have done, you may be sure that they have 
said the "last word" for and against the idea of film censorship. 



Before this debate is closed I hope 
to win President Dyer to sup- 
port the kind of official censor- 
ship which I am advocating, for, in 
his first article, he opposed something 
very different from what I have ever 

Let me state various reasons why 
he ought to support my plan : 

1. Such a censorship as I advo- 
cated in my first article will not, as 
President Dyer fears, injure the busi- 
ness which he represents, but will 
enormously increase its receipts. It 
would change the attitude of a vast 
number of people, who look with sus- 
picion and distrust upon the influ- 
ence of Motion Picture shows upon 
their children, into one of confidence 
and admiration for an institution 
which not only would protect their 
children from evil in their amuse- 
ments, but would really give them 
valuable information for life, and 
help them to develop their moral and 
spiritual natures. 

Mr. George Edwardes, a prominent 
theatrical manager in England, told 
the Parliamentary Committee in 1909 
that the practical abolishment of cen- 
sorship in France had killed the big 

audiences. He said that he had lived 
in Germany, France and Austria. He 
claimed that in those countries the 
great bulk of the middle class will not 
go to the theater because they regard 
it as wrong to do so. The managers, 
because the theater-going public is so 
limited in number by its bad reputa- 
tion, are driven, therefore, to get 
audiences by giving sensational and 
indecent plays, which appeal to the 
worst elements in the community. 

Mr. Edwardes claimed that Eng- 
land has the cleanest stage in the 
world, and that it is due to the fact 
that every play before it is produced 
in any licensed place of amusement 
must have the approval of the censor. 
He claimed that the fact that the 
theatrical business in England was 
better than that in France, Germany 
and Austria, was because the efficient 
censorship in England kept the stage 
clean and gave the public a confidence 
in its morality. 

Such a censorship as I advocate 
would elevate the whole Motion Pic- 
ture business by protecting it from 
the degrading influence of those un- 
scrupulous men who bring a bad 
name to the trade, thru the atrocious 




pictures which they arc causing to 
be displayed in many parte of our 

It would raise the standard of pic- 
tures very quickly. All manufac- 
turers would doubtless send the 
scenarios of any doubtful plots to the 
hoard of censors before manufactur- 
ing the films. 

Before a year had elapsed very 
few pictures would be condemned by 
the censors, because everybody would 
soon learn the standard of morals de- 
manded, and glad- 
ly conform to it. 

works indirectly 
by preventing the 
making of bad pic- 
tures. In the last 
sixty years only 
ninety-seven plays 
have been rejected 
in England by the 
censor of stage 
plays. These fig- 
ares do not indi- 
cate the Dumber of 
bad plays which 
would have ap- 

peared if there 
had been no cen- 

2. I hope T can 
diminish President 
Dyer's credulity 
in accepting, with- 
out modification, 

Mayor (iayuor's 

statement that no obscene or immoral 

pictures were being shown in New 
Fork City. When Mayor Gaynor 
vetoed the censorship by the Board of 
Education of New York City, enacted 
b\ the Board of Aldermen by b vote 

Of 7(> to 1 . he did so iii spite of the 

desire of Cardinal Parley, and the 
practically united body of the minis- 
ters <»f all religions, and of the public- 
Bchoo] teachers, \\ ho best understand 

the dangers to the youth from an 

unrestrained Motion Picture trade. 
The States of California, Ohio. Kan- 
and Penns} 1\ ania have enacted 

■ censorships. They would not 

ive dour so unless they had found 

REV. w II. 1. 1 \M SHEAFE CH USE, WD. 

stamp " Passed by 

of Censorship.' 1 

that many pictures were having a bad 
influence, and had they not despaired 
of remedying the situation by the 

local police and COUTtS, 

Chicago, since 1907, has by ordi- 
nance constituted its police depart- 
ment a board of -hip. and no 
.Motion Picture can be shown in 
places of amusement for pay unl- - 
has a certificate of approval by the 
police department. The police have 
rejected about three per cent, of the 
films submitted to them. 

San Francisco, 
in, Cincin- 
nati. Memphis, 
Portland (Oregon) 
St. Paul. Milwau- 
Pittsburg and 
many other cities 
have shown their 
conviction that 
some form of 
sorship is i 

Robert O. Bar- 
tholomew, the Mo- 
tion Picture 
sor of Cleveland, 
reported in April, 
1913, that out of 
nine hundred and 

fourteen reel* 
amined, eighl 

in part or 
wholly eliminated 
by him, and that 
a great many o\ 
them bore the 

the National Board 

Since then fir 

per cent. o( those examined have 
forbidden by the eena 

The condition o\' films in ti 
and cities where there is no censorship 
is much worse than the percentage of 
bad films Censored in Cleveland or 
Chicago would indicate: for the V 
films were not sent to tllOSC cities 

^\" the censorship, but to p] 
where there was no effective elimina- 
tion o( bad pictUI 

item of licensing t) 

Motion Pictures which ask for the 

special privilege of being shown in 

licensed places o\ amusement, such 



as I advocated in my first article, is 
no foe to freedom of conscience of the 
press, of speech or of personal liberty. 

In his first article President Dyer 
says that an official body of censors 
would have the power "to require that 
no picture should be shown anywhere 
in the United States until first sub- 
mitted to the censors.' ' President 
Dyer seems to think that I am advo- 
cating something as impracticable as 
Plato did when he advised, in the laws 
of his Republic, that no poet should so 
much as read to any private man what 
he had written until the judges and 
lawkeepers had seen it and allowed it. 

It would clearly be absurd to advo- 
cate giving any such power to a 
federal board of censorship, even if 
our form of government allowed the 
national officials to exercise such a 
power in the sovereign states. It 
would also be unwise to grant such a 
power to a state board of censorship, 
altho the State of Ohio has done 
so. Nothing that I have said would 
favor forbidding any citizen the 
privilege of taking a Motion Picture 
film of his family of children playing 
tag or romping with the house-dog, 
and exhibiting that or any other in his 
house or upon the public common, 
without ever going to the board of 
censors at all. 

If he wants the privilege of inter- 
state commerce, he should secure a 
license for his Motion Picture from a 
federal board of censors. But if he 
wants to show it only in his own state 
in licensed places of amusement, he 
should obtain a license from a state 
board of censors, unless the state has 
authorized that any Motion Picture 
can be shown in such places which 
bears a seal of the approval by the 
federal board of censors. 

4. Upon reflection, I hope that 
President Dyer will realize that a 
federal law, such as I advocate, will 
not increase, but rather greatly di- 
minish the number of censor boards. 
For I am persuaded that as soon as 
there is an effective state and federal 
censorship all village and city censor- 
ships will disappear. It is likely that 
many of the state censor boards will 

accept the licensing of the federal 

5. I hope also he will come to 
realize, in spite of what he has said 
to the contrary, that while a picture, 
which has been licensed by the censor 
board, will be still subject to the police 
power of the state, yet it will be prac- 
tically impossible to get any court or 
jury to convict a maker or exhibitor 
for showing a licensed film. This is 
true of censored plays in England. 

6. Is President Dyer speaking from 
theory or actual knowledge when he 
says that experience teaches us that 
we must assume the worst, and expect 
that official censorship would be ad- 
ministered unfairly ? Is he convinced 
that graft has to be paid in Chicago, 
in San Francisco and other places, in 
order to get good pictures approved? 
Is there not an effective remedy, 
which is in the hands of the Motion 
Picture makers, if they want real jus- 
tice done? My conviction is that the 
local police are more likely to be influ- 
enced by graft than are censor boards. 
Furthermore, federal and state censor- 
ship will largely eliminate village and 
city censorships, and thus vastly re- 
duce the number of persons who can 
demand graft. My plan would reduce 
graft to a minimum. 

7. When President Dyer speaks of 
censorship as being contrary to Amer- 
ican ideals he argues as if we were 
living in the days when power resided 
in kings, emperors, bishops and popes, 
who acted arbitrarily, and as if I were 
proposing that we return to what the 
people have won from them by hard 
struggle. But it is not so. Power in 
America now resides in the whole 
people. I am asking merely that the 
will of the whole people shall be ef- 
fectively executed, and that criminals, 
who are breaking the laws and making 
money by corrupting children, shall 
be effectively prevented from so doing. 

Such criminal Motion Picture manu- 
facturers are like the arbitrary kings 
or bishops of old, who claimed a divine 
right to make money by robbing the 
people of their rights. The people 
who exert tyrannical power today 
are no longer kings, police or clergy. 



but unscrupulous business men who 
use their vast financial resources to 
corrupt officials and demoralize the 

people. These arc the autocratic 
powers which claim that they ought 
to be free from all law to defeat the 
will of the people, in order that they 
may be tree to make money without 
rest raint. 

President Dyer is representing the 
reactionary tendency w T hen he says : 
''It is not properly within the power 
of any man to tell us or our children 
what we shall or shall not see." For 
he is denying the citizens the right to 
pass laws which will be for the 
people's welfare in order that his own 
business may make money without 
proper restraint. If the people de- 
cide it is unwise for the children to 
see bullfights, cockfights, naked men 
or women, the 
electrocution or 
hanging of crim- 
inals, or the pic- 
turing any crime 
in BUCh detail as 
1<» sii'ijrcst or 
teach crime, no 
body of men has 
any divine right 
to exhibit them. 

If we see a man is about to commit 

murder or theft, we do not let him do 

it and then punish him. We stop him. 
If a picture will excite children to 

theft and lust, we oughl to take the 
most effective way t<> prevent the pic- 
ture doing harm. 

President Dyer ought not to object 
to official censorship on the ground 
that a few persons thereby determine 
what the people may see. For a few 
film manufacturers are deciding that 
today. The censors represent the wel- 
fare <>f the people. The film-makers 
re p res en t the business interests in- 
volved. The will of the people should 

prevail 1 1 the state can more effective- 
ly prevent such sights from the public 

by preliminary inspection o\' 
M • ion Pictures than by punishment 

the crime has been committed, 

t! te has an absolute right to ^i\ 

the • «1 effective thing -naj . it is its 
dutj i do s<>. The people have the 

"The censor represents the 
welfare of the people ; the film- 
makers, the business interests 
involved. The will of the peo- 
ple should prevail." 

right to enact laws of prevention as 
well as of cure. The individual has 
no divine right to see what he pie 
and thus compel th.- state to punish 

crime after it occurs, instead of tak- 
ing effective methods to prevent it. 

The effect of the censor law which 
I am advocating, does not apply to 
nor restrain the ordinary citizen from 
showing any picture he desires in any 
place without previous inspection. It 
applies only to the business man who 
makes a living from Motion Pictv 
Because of the great temptation, 
which assails the Motion Picture man. 
to make money by demoralizing 
children. T maintain that it is the 
duty of the nation to prevent this 
demoralization by demanding a pre- 
liminary inspection of his pietn 
8. When President Dyer says that 
''the suggestion 
of censorship is a 
denial of : 
liberty, of free 
speech and - 

fret' press." he 

clearly indie 

that he. law 
like, is referring 
to censorship, 
government and 

liberty as defined in the laWfl 

ancient Home, and not as used in 
America of today. 

asorship today means licensing 
of what comes up to the moral stand- 
ard, by persons from whose decision 
there is a Legal appeal. It (\ors not 

mean, as in Rome, the exercise <>f any 

absolutely arbitrary poW( 

When the government email, 
from one man. like an emperor 01 
czar, from whom the?-.' is no appeal, 
the exercise of any governmental 
power is a denial of personal liberty. 
Put when the sovereign power 

sides in the people, then any law- 
enacted for the welfare o\" the whole 
people is to establish personal liberty. 
Snnot be considered a denial o( 
tnal liberty, no matter how 
(actively it may restrain men from 

carrj ing out their wicked pui 

'Hie personal Liberty ^\' the whole 
community makes it necessary to re- 



strain in some respects the personal 
liberty of certain individuals. This 
is why a minister is not free to hold a 
religious service in the streets of New 
York City without a permit from the 
Mayor or an Alderman. 

The Supreme Court of the United 
States decided that such an ordinance 
in Boston was not a denial of the con- 
stitutional right of free speech. 

Daniel Webster said: 

It is a legal and refined idea, the off- 
spring of high civilization, which the 
savage never understood and never can 
understand. Liberty exists in propor- 
tion to wholesome restraint : the more re- 
straint on others to keep them off from 
us, the more liberty we have. It is a mis- 
take to think that liberty consists in pau- 
city of laws. If one wants that kind of 
liberty let him go to Turkey. The Turk 
enjoys that blessing. That man is free 
who is protected 
from injury. 

children are 
moral injury.' 

True freedom 
will be more effec- 
tively established 
in our land if the 
children are effec- 
tively protected 
from moral in- 
jury rather than 

if the Motion Picture manufacturers 
are free from censorship. 

Many crimes are justified under the 
mistaken conception that liberty is a 
selfish right to do what one pleases, 
no matter how it injures the com- 
munity. Liberty is not selfishness. 
No one has any right to be selfish. 
Liberty is the power to do what is 
for the best welfare of the whole 
community, and to work out God's 
will in the world. 

A bad Motion Picture does ten 
times as much harm among children 
as a bad book. An evil book injures 
only those that can read and have 
some power of imagination. But the 
evil Motion Picture carries its in- 
fluence to the youngest and the most 

The Speaker of the House of "Com- 
mons, who said he favored censorship 
of plays before they were acted in 
licensed places of amusement, made a 
clear distinction between books and 

" True freedom will be more 
effectively established if the 

protected from 

stage plays in the presence of the 
parliamentary committee : — 

I think a play of an immoral tendency 
can do very much harm, much more harm, 
I think, than the press. These things 
are said in public, and laughed at by a 
great number of people, night after night, 
and I think it is calculated to do more 
harm than an article which is read pri- 

One of the reasons why Motion Pic- 
tures need to be censored is because 
of their unusual attractiveness for 
children and for those who never at- 
tend the more expensive theaters or 
other forms of entertainment. Fully 
twenty-five per cent., and perhaps 
fifty per cent., of the audience at 
Motion Pictures are children. This 
form of amusement makes no demand 
of punctuality, of patience, or of 
Those who cannot 
understand the 
English language 
and those who 
cannot read at all 
are attracted. It 
affords a cheap 
and comfortable 
lounging -place. 
This is one of the reasons why it has 
injured the saloon business. 

"How did you like the show to- 
night?" asked an exhibitor of one of 
the boys. "Fine; I would rather see 
how to build a bridge and a railroad 
than to see how to rob a bank." 

Fifteen hundred children in Cleve- 
land wrote essays telling about Mo- 
tion Pictures, and what kind of pic- 
tures they liked best. Only twenty- 
six said they preferred pictures of 
crime; four hundred and twenty-one 
preferred scenes of Western life ; two 
hundred and ninety-two, scientific and 
educational ; two hundred and eighty- 
three, the drama; two hundred and 
forty-one, comedy, and two hundred 
and twenty-four, war. 

The Supreme Court of Illinois, the 
highest court in that state, twice 
unanimously decided that Municipal 
Official Censorship of Motion Pictures 
in Chicago, similar to the one pro- 
posed for New York City, violates no 



constitutional provision, It was done 
in April, L909, in the case of Block 
et al. versos City of Chicago (239 III.. 

The claim thai the ( Ihicago cens 
ship of Motion Pictures violated the 
freedom of the press was so absurd 
that the lawyers of the Motion Picture 
manufacturers did not think it worth 
while to presenl to the attention of 
the ( lourt. 

In Done of the many cases of 
appeal, which have been made in the 
various states against censorship on 

account of unconstitutionality, has 
the contention been sustained by the 
courts, so Ear as I have been able to 
learn. If the case now pending con- 
eerning the Ohio censorship law 
should result in declaring the Ohio 

law to he unconstitutional, it will not 
affeel my contention, for the Ohio law 
is more sweeping in its provic 
than any moderate and reasonable 
restriction, such as I have ever advo- 
cated, and is much more open to the 
charge of improperly restraining the 
freedom of the pi 



Canon Chase, sored, as in England ? 

Tiik argument of 
supporting censorship, is hased 
largely on the assumption that 
unless pictures are made to conform 
to the moral views of the censors, their 
exhibition will demoralize children. 
In several places he refers to the 
"rights of childhood," by which ap- 
parently he means the righl of a child 
to he protected from seeing an on- 
censored Motion Picture. Of eourse. 
neither in law, nor ethics, nor morals, 
dors any s u C h 

right exist. It is 

not the duty of 
the state to pro- 
tect the children 
in the way pro- 
posed by Canon 
< Ihase. It is the 
duty <>f parents, the natural guardians 

of children, to protect them from con- 
tamination. This is the gravest re- 
sponsibility of parenthood, and it 

must not be shirked, nor must its 

burdens be tossed upon the insecure 

Shoulders of the state. If the state 

is Id assume this burden, then I ask 

wh.-it will the state do in enforcing the 

"rights of childhood" in connection 

with other forms of entertainment 

and amusemenl I What about the 

ular theater ' A re children to be 

wed to attend dramatic per- 

; ■ i b, or are they to be entirely 

luded, or is the drama to be een« 

"It is not the duty of the 
state to protect the children, 
but of parents and guardians." 

What about 
the newspapers? A child on the look- 
out for evil, or a supersensitive one, 
can find much that is suggestive in 
probably every paper published in the 
United states. Are books to be cen- 
sored) Canon Chase must realize 
that to a supersensitive child litera- 
ture contains much that ; - Btive, 
and, from his viewpoint, probably im- 
moral. If there be such a thing as 
the "rights o\' childhood" that can 
he infringed by 
the exhibition ^\ 
uncensored M o - 
tion Tie; 
then I submit in 
a 1 1 serious 

that those rights 
are jus 1 

tively infringed by the ordinary 
drama, by newspapers, and by li T 

tore, and I insist that the same argu- 
ments in support o\ a censorship ^\ 
Motion Pictures apply with equal 
\\u-rr to the censorship o( tl 

of newspapers, and of hooks. When 

I Bpeak o\" censorship 1 do not mean 

the elimination of perfectly plain in- 
stances of indecency and immorality, 
because no one <)■, or a moment 

the effectiveness of our l.-i 

the public mind from sir •■ in 

whatever form it may be offered. My 

point is that censorship is UM 

with respect to all subjects n 



which there may be honest differences 
of opinion. As to pictures, concerning 
which there can be no honest differ- 
ence of opinion, the law will prevent 
their exhibition. Canon Chase may 
believe with absolute sincerity that a 
picture illustrating, for instance, Ho- 
garth's "Rake's Progress" should 
net be exhibited because of its sordid 
immorality, while other men, fully as 
sincere and earnest as Canon Chase, 
may believe with equal conviction 
that such a subject depicts a high 
moral lesson. It 
all depends upon 
the point of view. 
My opponent, in 
his second article, 
attempts to dis- 
tinguish between 
censorship and li- 
censing. I fail to 
see any difference 
between the two 
terms. If I am a 
censor and refuse 
to pass a picture, 
then I practically 
refuse to license 
it; if I pass the 
picture, then I do 
license it. On the 
other hand, to use 
Canon Chase's 
terms, if I am the 
official licensor, 
then if I refuse to 

license a picture I frank l. dyer 

certainly am cen- 
soring it. He appears to make a dis- 
tinction between the two terms by 
assuming that in the case of censor- 
ship there can be no review by the 
courts, while in the case of licensing 
such a review will be allowed. I fail 
to see any distinction here, as I can- 
not imagine any censorship to be so 
utterly unlawful and arbitrary as not 
to be the subject of judicial correction 
in case of gross abuse. No matter 
how adroitly my worthy friend may 
argue, the fact remains that he is ad- 
vocating the proposition that a small 
number of men and women shall be 
given the right to decide for the 
American people what films they shall 

or shall not see — the right to exclude 
not only grossly immoral films, but 
also subjects to which the censors may 
object merely because of personal 
idiosyncrasy. Any film that the cen- 
sors believe merely is undesirable, or 
objectionable, or contrary to their 
notions of morality, would be ex- 
cluded. That is where the injustice 
comes in, not merely eliminating sub- 
jects that are unlawful, but withhold- 
ing from the American people pic- 
tures that may be perfectly lawful — 
pictures that 
might be ap- 
proved by an over- 
whelming major- 
ity if submitted to 
a vote. Of course 
there are undoubt- 
edly supersensi- 
tive children, as 
well as supersensi- 
tive adults, both 
of whom are 
strongly i n f 1 u - 
enced by sugges- 
tion, but such in- 
dividuals should 
keep away from 
the picture shows ; 
and they also 
should not be 
allowed to read 
books, or maga- 
zines, or news- 
papers, which are 
all suggestive fac- 
Leaving out of consideration those 
pictures which are of such a character 
that if shown the law should and will 
suppress them with a ruthless hand, 
what are the pictures that are now 
being exhibited in the thousands of 
theaters in this country? They an 
precisely what the people demand to 
see, just exactly as literature and the 
stage will be found to reflect public 
taste and morals. The Motion Picture 
producers are making the subj< 
that they believe will appeal to the 
largest audiences, subjects that will 
be entertaining and instructive to the 
greatest number of moral, honorable 
American people. The Motion Pic- 


lure producer is not bent on shocking 
the mora] taste nor- the sensibilities of 

the millions of spectators to whom he 

appeals; lie is trying to make pictures 

that measure dp to the tastes ami de- 
sires of his audiences. American 
people are not demanding pictures 
that are morally unclean, not- will 
they be satisfied, on the other band, 
with wishy-washy, goody-goody sto- 
rms. The situation is precisely the 
same as when an author writes a 
hook, or a playwright constructs a 
drama— each is making an appeal to 
the greatest possible Dumber of read- 
ers or auditors. And while there are 
always in every business human jack- 
als, who seek to profit by pandering 
to the lower passions and weaknesses 
of men and women, yet I am certain 
that the Amer- 
ican producers to 
a man are joined 
in the condemna- 
tion of these crea- 
tures, lint merely 
because such vul- 
tures are flying 
around the out- 
skirts, shall t h e 
entire industry 
be subjected to 

the unjust and 
unnecessary suspicion that every pic- 
ture must firsl prove its innocence I 

Let them go out ---let the producers 

make What they see lit— let tjmm 

gauge the public taste as well as they 

Can lei them uplift the people if 
they can do so lei them instruct. 

amuse, edify, or moralize — BUT (and 
I hop.- thai the printer will see that 
this word is made as big as possible . 
if they overstep the bounds, if they 
put mit ;i picture that transgn m - 
the law, thai offends public decency, 
if they shock the reasonable and 
proper morals of the community, if 
they deprave or lower public con 
science, then le1 the punishment be 
swift and certain, both to the producer 
and to the theater attempting to Bhow 
the picture. Punish the guilty, make 
the ]'• aalty a heavy one, enforce the 

law ri dly. but do mil subject the 

entirt • dustry to the burden and ex- 

" I am certain that the Ameri- 
can producers to a man are 
joined in the condemnation of 
those creatures who pander to 
the lower passions and weak- 
nesses of men and women." 

M and the injustice of c.-nsorship. 
In his second article ( 'anon ( 
divides his argument under eight 

heads, to which 1 shall briefly, reply: 
1. Be argues that by having cen- 
sorship the public confidence in Mo- 
tion Pictures will be increased, v 

people would therefore gO tO Moving 

Picture shows, and in consequence the 
business will develop and expand. My 
objection to Censorship is based on 

principle, as being reactionary and 

un-American, not on mere temporary 
commercial success. Even if censor- 
ship did indirectly result in a benefit 
in a purely material sense, as a lawyer 
1 would still oppose it as wrong in 
principle. However. I do not agree 
with Canon Chase as to his conclu- 
sions. I dout think American people 
are afraid to go 
to .Motion Picture 
shows. Certainly 
I have yet to find 
any one refusing 
to pa t ronize a 
picture theater 
because of any 
real or supp 
objection to the 
morals of the 
pictures. On the 
o t h e r h a n d , 
should censorship be carried to its 

greatest possible extent, should all por- 
trayal of life and human experience 
as actually exist be suppressed and 
the Motion Picture reduced to a mere 
mental pap, 1 am convinced that the 
interest in pictures, and their many 
bemtits to the poor man and his 
family, would be enormously lessened. 
My opponent refers 8 number of times 

to the English stage censorship. 1 1 
he approve ^\' it I I n England, the 

Lord Chamberlain has the unqualified 

righl to refuse to license a play. 
Almost to a man. the theatrical man- 
agers approve of the censorship; with 

the same unanimity the authors and 

playwrights oppose it. Why is this? 
simply because the licensing of s play 
in England confers Immunity on the 
theater, forestalling any possible 
tion. I d ;i sense it is an insurance 
against prosecution They care not 



to what extent the poor author or 
playwright may be harassed by the 
censor; they refuse to put on a play 
that has not withstood the fire of the 
censorial criticism. Such a thing is 
impossible in this country, since we 
are dealing with more than forty 
separate, sovereign commonwealths, 
and not with practically a single 
homogeneous country with one set of 
laws. Should censorship be accepted as 
a desirable thing, it is safe to say that 
each state will have its own censorship 
board. Undoubtedly these censorship 
boards, when once started, will not be 
satisfied merely with a supervision of 
Motion Pictures, but will extend their 
activities in other and equally fertile 

2. If, by his argument, Canon Chase 
means that obscene or immoral pic- 
tures are now being shown in New 
York City or elsewhere, then I state 
without qualification that if such is 
the case, the law is not being enforced. 
There is not a single community in 
the United States in which an obscene 
or immoral picture can be shown with- 
out violating the law, and if such 
pictures are shown it simply means 
that the law is not being enforced. I 
do not think that Canon Chase can 
fairly charge any community with 
the failure to enforce its laws. The 
mere fact, as stated by him, that cer- 
tain local censorships have partly or 
wholly eliminated films that have been 
passed by the National Board of Cen- 
sorship, is not important. One of my 
arguments is that small local boards 
will be inclined to be over-zealous, 
merely to convince the people that 
there is a justification for their exis- 
tence and for the continuance of their 
salaries. The mere fact that a film 
may have been rejected by a local 
board is not by any means conclusive 
that it should have been rejected at 
all, or that it contains any features 
that can be fairly objected to. 

3. The next argument is quite un- 
intelligible to me. Does my opponent 
mean to censor only pictures that are 
to be shown in theaters where an ad- 
mission is charged? Is the uncen- 
sored picture to be shown on the 

"public common," and, if so, what 
becomes of the argument that the 
purpose of censorship is to preserve 
the "rights of childhood"? Paren- 
thetically I will inquire if Canon 
Chase, in referring to the picture 
showing "the children playing tag, or 
romping with the house-dog," has in 
mind the character of films that will 
safely pass the censorship ? 

4. So far as the next argument of 
Canon Chase is concerned, he and I 
simply do not agree. I say that if the 
idea of censorship is accepted by the 
American people, the number of cen- 
sor boards will be legion. He says 
that if there is a single federal censor 
board the states and municipalities 
will not bother with censorship. We 
are both speculating as to the 
future, but when the fact is borne in 
mind that Americans are natural-born 
office-seekers, I submit that the temp- 
tation to create a lot of political offices 
would be too great to be resisted. 

5. He is plainly wrong in his fifth 
argument. As a matter of fact, at the 
present time films are being censored 
by the National Board of Censorship, 
and yet the police authorities of 
Chicago and other cities insist upon 
having their own censorship. 

6. In laying down the proposition 
that, in considering the administration 
of any rule or regulation, its evil 
possibilities must be always assumed, 
I did so as a matter of ordinary ex- 
perience. I did not necessarily mean 
that the censorship boards would be 
venal or dishonest, yet I believe that 
in time such would be the tendency. 
I had particularly in mind the danger 
of the development of petty, narrow- 
minded, hair-splitting definitions, that 
would at first handicap and later 
strangle the business. 

7. Canon Chase states that he is 
"merely asking that the will of the 
whole people shall be effectively 
executed." With due respect to my 
reverend friend, this is not so. He is 
asking that the will of a very small 
body of censors be executed. The will 
of the majority is reflected in em- 
laws, and in advocating control of any 
evil by lawful, legitimate methods I 



assert that I. and QOl 1 'anon ( 'has.-, 
am asking thai the will of the whole 
people shall be executed. It seems to 
me that the worthy ('anon is a Little 
extreme in his denunciation of "crim- 
inal Motion Picture manufacturers " 
and "unscrupulous business men who 

OSe their vast financial resources to 

eorrupl officials and demoralize the 

people.'' No one can be convinced, 
no matter with what heat the charge 
may be made, that the American 
people as a whole are being contam- 
inated by Motion Pictures, or that the 
manufacturers are deliberately put- 
ting out objectionable and immoral 
pictures. Pictures are not exhibited 
secretly; they are shown always in 
such a public way that any violation 
of law can be immediately reached. 
The laws of our country prevent the 
showing of indecent, immoral, sugges- 
tive and obscene pictures. Merely be- 
cause the laws do not prevent the 
showing of pictures that Canon Chase 
may object to, but which other equally 
good men may not object to, is surely 
not a valid argument for censorship. 
S. Canon Chase denies that cen- 
sorship is an invasion of personal lib- 
erty, because the law creating the 
censors would be the will of the 
people He knows very well that any 
question of voting does not represent 
the will of the majority at all. For 
instance, roughly speaking, we have 
a population of one hundred million 
people, and the electoral vote is not 
far from fifteen million, or about one 

in seven. I f a bare majority, there- 
fore, should advocate censorship, it 

means that one person in every four- 
teen, having weakly forfeited his lib- 
erty, insists that thirteen olhers shall 

be considered to have done likewie 
The g<x>d Canon s.i\s: "Censorship 

today means licensing of what comes 

up to the moral standard of persons 

from whose decision there is a legal 

appeal. " If he is prepared to admit 

that any decision of the censors that 

might be contrary to law would in 
fad be remedied by appeal, or. in 

other i ords, if the censors in their 
decisioi b /" /""/•' the exhibition of a 
pietun would go no further than the 

courts might go in their decifl 

after the exhibition of a picture, then 

I submit that this is an admission that 
censorship is not necessary. If the 
laws are rigidly and properly en- 
forced, as of course they should be. 
then all that my opponent COnfo 
for woulu be accomplished, and the 
accomplishment would be brought 
about in an orderly, lawful and 
proper way. Theater owners are in- 
telligent enough to know whether a 
picture is or is not wrong, and if they 
have any doubts they can either re- 
fuse to run the picture or bring it to 
the attention of the police authorities. 
Is it not one of the fundamental ideas 
of American liberty that every man 
shall be presumed to be innocent un- 
til the contrary is established? Sure- 
ly no one will dispute this contention. 
Now, a Motion Picture does not en 
itsdf. It does not form itself out of 
thin air. It is the creature of a 
human mind. If. therefore, a picture 
is adjudged immoral, indecent, or ob- 
scene, it follows that the producers of 
such a picture are guilty of a viola- 
tion at least of the moral law. ami 
such violations always carry the pen- 
alty of failure and disgrace. An 

the producers of Motion Pictures en- 
titled to a presumption of innoo i 

Must they first establish the fact that 
they are not guilty of immorality and 
of obscenity before they are allowed 
to put their pictures on the market I 
It seems almost ridiculous to ask this 
question, yet Canon Chase asserts 

with painstaking confidence that the 
Motion Picture producer is not 

entitled to tin' presumption of in- 
nocence that should be accorded to the 
humblest citizen Thus he sa\ s : • ■ I 

am not advocating the suppression or 

destruction of unlicensed Motion Pic- 
tures, but only that they shall not be 
shown in places of public amusement 

until if has h>ti) proved that tin it 
nu if fh> nmnil standard of the public 

sf<ifuf<s. I am asking that no doubt- 
ful Motion Picture shall be granted 

any special privileges by the govern- 
ment until if hat proved its right in 

the courts to ( njnjt tin • 

fit, fathers and mothers of our la 

■ (Majestic) ■ 

■ byDorothyDonnell "■' 

This story was written from the Photoplay of PHILIP LONERGAN 

IN the deep canyons of money- 
making the dusk falls early and 
the tinsel stars of electricity dot 
the gloom, while beyond the roofs the 
sober sun still plods down toward the 
west. In the dingy recesses of the 
Battery Bank only the dusty clock 
above the coat-rack marked the pass- 
ing of time. The air of the office was 
chill and tomb-like, as tho it were a 
place of buried hours, and hopes and 
ambitions. A film of dust lay smoothly 
over the oil-cloth of the floors and the 
stoop-shouldered desks; even the 
clerks themselves had a pasty, un- 
summed look to them as they bent 
patiently above their ledgers, com- 
puting other men's gains. From nine 
o'clock to half -past five they were 
mere adding machines, impersonal 
and mechanical. But on the wheezy 
stroke of the half -hour, as now, they 
wiped their inky fingers, donned their 
overcoats and became personalities. 

' ' Lord ! I 'm tired, ' ' muttered one to 
the Other; "me f'r home — 'night, ol' 

Jack Richards gave a worried 
glance at the clock and bent closer to 
his ledger, late as usual. He was one 
of the men who are born to be a step 
or two behind others; his birthright 
was apparent in the meek, downward 
lines of his face, the unfashionable cut 
of his collar and suit. His companion 
at the paying-teller's window grunted 
contemptuously, watching him, but. 

his own entries apparently finished, 
still lounged on his stool and played 
irresolutely with his pen. Occasional- 
ly he glanced obliquely at the other's 
kindly profile, his lips moving as tho 
he were adding up its points of weak- 
ness and strength into a total for his 
own purposes. At length he appeared 
to have reached a trial balance. The 
front legs of his stool met the 
floor with a jarring crash that sent 
Richards' slow-moving pen slithering 
nervously over the page. 

"Man alive!" exclaimed the toiler; 
"you here still? — 's matter? AVont 
they come out 0. K. ?" He jerked an 
alpacaed elbow toward the other's 
ledger. His assistant nodded sullenly, 
and brought a sudden furious fist 
down on the desk. 

"I'm sick an' tired of this dog's 
life," he snarled. "Sick an' tired! 
Grind, grind, grind, day in an' day 
out, for a measly twenty per, and no 
hopes of anything ahead. I'm about 
ready to quit!" — above the words his 
eyes watched Richards' face 

The senior teller sighed, the patient 
sigh of unsuccessful, uncomplaining 
forty. "You're young, Taylor," he 
smiled. "That's just a growing pain. 
I've had 'em — we all do, sooner or 
later, before we give up being the 
president or a millionaire and settle 
down to rustling for our daily bread. 
Grind? That's just life, bov : just 




" It \s not what I call living, any- 
how," sniffed Taylor. He reached out 
for one of the packets of bank-bills 
before bim, and fingered the thin, 

green leaves thoughtfully. 

"You're ool married, that's the 
trouble with you," laughed Richards. 
He wiped his pen carefully on a bit 

of Pelt, closed his hooks and clambered 

Stiffly down from bis stool, laying a 
friendly hand on the natty serge 
shoulder beside bim. " Wait 'til you've 
got a kiddie like mine to plan for, 
Kill," he said, his voice suddenly 
turning very tender; ''then you'll be 
so taken up with trying to make a 
name for yourself and a home for her 
that you'll forget that your own hair 
is growing grey." 

"Marriage! Youngsters! No, thank 
you," Taylor sneered lightly. "Time 
enough to settle down by thirty-five. 
I 'm twenty-nine and I want my 
whack at the world. And what sort 
of a whack can a feller get on twenty 
a week?" He touched the wad of 
hills in his hand slyly. "Now, if I 
had this I'd he rich — I could wear 
peal clothes, eat real food. If you had 
it yon could buy your wife the gew- 
gaws every woman wants, and educate 
your kid. And, by heck, Richards, 
it's ours as much as it's any one's. 
The fat old geezers in the sealskin 
eoats and buzz wagons, who leave it 

here dont Deed it, wont ever spend it, 

wouldn't, miss it." 

"Taylor !" the paying-teller of the 

Battery Bank looked palely at his 

assistant, his jaw agape with horror. 

Th.' younger man Laughed harshly, 
and tossed the bills into their tray 
with oonchalanl angers. The furtive 

hidden under puffy, white lids, 

were baffled 

Hull ! 1 was just kiddie 


said. "( k>1 your goat, eh I A Fel- 
ler's got a constitutional right to his 

little joke : ha.Mi't be I dust th' same, 
I wish I was outer this and in on a 

real man size job.*' 
Jack Richards relaxed. He lifted 

the trays of coin and hills and 

led across t.> the safe, when' he 

i!i. 'in carefully. Then lie 
led into his old OVerCOal and 

derby, pausing at the door with a 
swan song of advice. 

"It's dangerous business, son. look- 
ing at money as money," he smiled. 
whimsically; "call it potatoes, now. 
or turnips and you wont get to 
1 coveting. ' Turn olf the lights when 
you come, will you .' S'long!" 

Six o'clock met him in sonorous 
Trinity chimes, as he hurried out into 
the thinning streets. He turned down 
Dey and plunged into tin* clamor of 
the Hudson tunnels, Ins eager antici- 
pation outrunning the train to the 
little scrap of New Jersey which was 
his own. But tonight the thought of 
Nan-girl and May did not, as usual. 
come deliciously between him and the 
small print of his newspaper. The 
remembrance of Taylor's reckless 
speech and action worried his thin 
brows into a frown. '"Tut. tut," he 
said to himself — and later, again, 
"tut, ////; upon my word I hope the 
youngster isn't living beyond his pay 

An hour later, watching his child 
rolling on the floor in friendly tussle 
with a bull pup. the father La 
suddenly across the home-litter of the 
table at his wife, serene and s\ 
above her mending. The pitiless gas- 
light pointed out a greying hair or 
two. the prophecy of a lin 
the smooth forehead, a worn place on 
the shoulder of her dress. Looking 

at her as his once-sweetheaii instead 

of as his wife, he noticed many thiuLrs. 
and a big lump rose in his lean throat. 

"May!" he cried; •'May o' mil 

It was a sweetheart name. She 
flushed in strange embarrassment. 
Looking at him curiously. There wa> 
appeal, almost terror in the face he 

turned to her. 

".May. are you" — he paused diffi- 
dently- -"are you sorry yon married 


"I mean, maybe you could have 
done better!" She was on his knee. 

Laying her fingers across his lips. "I 

cant give you the gewgaws that 

women like. 1 wish I'd made as L r 
- 1 meant to. lmney-irirl. " 

"Hush. Jack," she was Laughing 



tremulously. "Silly! As if Why, 

I've had everything, Jack, every- 
thing worth while. ' ' 

"But Nan " 

She bent and kist him solemnly. 
"Every night, dear" — she whispered 
shyly — ' ' every night I pray and pray 
that she will grow up to be as good 
and noble as you are. ' ' 

And so, for the time, his ghost of a 
doubt was laid. 

But with the slow-passing days Bill 
Taylor, lounging disconsolately on his 
long-shanked stool, beside his supe- 
rior, scowled greedily at the fat, round 
towers of coin and sheaves of green- 
backs before him and bided his time. 
Sometimes the rankle of a sore mem- 
ory sent a shiver down his spine, and 
for an instant his wrists grew un- 
pleasantly cold, as if encircled with 
bands of steel. At such times Bill 
glowered resentfully at the stooping 
figure next him, and chewed his heavy 
under lip. But there was nothing to 
do but to wait. And then his chance 

The telephone bell tinkled in shrill, 
silly treble above the scratching of 
the office-pens. A strange thing, a 
telephone ! Impersonal as the voice 
of Fate itself, speaking of birth, busi- 
ness, love, gossip and death in the 
same unimpassioned tone, announcing 
a pleasant surprise and a heart-break- 
ing grief with equal complacence. 

'F'r you, Mr. Richards." 

Jack wiped his pen clean and 
clambered down from his perch. Six 
hundred dollars exchanged hands 
thru the grated window. The clock 
yawned the half-hour of release, and 
the clerks filed out, jovial at their 
brief respite. Taylor alone waited — 
whistling a "rag" under his breath. 
Then Jack came back. The change in 
him was so marked that Taylor 

"What's up?" he gasped. Then, 
leaning forward in sudden stark 
terror, "What you lookin' at me like 
that? What've you heard — spit it 

out, man, cant you " His voice 

rose quavering, needle-sharp, piercing 
the other's daze. 

"It's Nan," breathed Richards, 

hoarsely. He put one fumbling hand 
to his head. "Nan, my doll, she's — 
she's hurt — my God! there's no train 
home for an hour yet ' ' 

The craven figure beside him 
slumped suddenly with a gasp of 
relief. The assistant teller wiped his 
damp forehead. 

"Ah — your kid — tough luck," he 
muttered, in obvious effort at sym- 
pathy. "Is she bad?" 

' ' I dont know. ' ' Richards ' voice 
was monotonous. "They've sent for 
a surgeon, May said — Dr. Graham, 
of the University " 

Taylor whistled. "Graham!" he 
cried. "Man alive, but you must be 
a Rockefeller in disguise. That saw- 
bones asks a thousand to look at your 
tongue. ' ' 

"Five hundred, she said." Sud- 
denly the stricken father lurched 
forward, burying his greying head 
in his hands. The bony shoulders 
beneath the worn coat heaved, but he 
was silent in terrible soundless throes 
of grief. A little green blaze flickered 
into the watching eyes. Taylor leaned 
forward, touching the lax arm with 
cautious fingertips. 

"What's eating you?" he whis- 
pered — "the money? I thought so." 
Satisfaction curved the thick lips. 
"Well, what you { An' to do?" 

"I'll— I'll beg it— I'll borrow 
it " 

"From whom?" 


Taylor laughed contemptuously. 
"The president of the Battery Bank 
isn't handing; out coin. He'd tell 
you to go to h — , he would. ' ' 

Jack Richards raised his head, 
laughing hysterically. "I'd go there 
to save Nan — my little girl — my 
baby " 

He broke off uncertainly — "Why, 
what " 

Taylor pushed the green packet 
closer, until it touched the knotted 
hand. "Why not?" he smiled— 
" nobody 'd miss it. I'll show you how 
to juggle the figures. Why not?" 

"No!" Jack Richards was on his 
feet, backing away. "Man alive, I'm 
no thief!" 



"Hush !" Taylor looked around the 
empty office uneasily. "You can pay 

it back, and for your kid- 

"For Nan — 1 cant, no, not even t'ot- 
her." The tortured man stumbled 

across to the rack and huddled into his 
coat, Ids fingers fumbling with the 
buttons. "She fell downstairs, she 
said — it's her spine told me not to 
worry 1 My Godl The brightesl 
little kid ever — you should have 
heard her read Dr. Roberts couldn't 
operate. But where '11 1 get it? Five 
hundred — oh, God! dont lei her die 
— she must n't — she shant. Here, Tay- 
lor, hand over that money, quick, man 
— my girl shant die as long as her 
father can steal for Ik rl 9i 

The door quivered behind him, 
sending long shudders of gaslight in 
garish smears across the dingy white- 
washed walls. The assistant teller 
chuckled to himself. 

"I've got him!" he boasted. "Now, 
Mr. Jack Richards, when there's a 
shortage smelled out in this depart- 
ment, what are you going to say about 
it, hey?" 

He selected a handful of bills from 
the tray and tucked them into his 
pocket; then plunging his pen into 
the well, he bent above his ledger, 
perjuring the tale of the figures with 
the ease of long practicing. In the 
shadowy regions beyond the lighted 

cage a darker shadow tiptoed quietly 

The train, late as Jersey locals 

often are, plodded thru the [light with 
sickening pauses and slowingS, Jack 

Richards, no Longer a paying-teller, a 

man. or even B father, but a Bain, felt 
that he must gel off and run ahead, 
thru the dark, tO Nan. He watched 

the passengers about him with fevered 
i > 1 8, wondering whether any of them 
had ever lost a little child. Catching 
his neighbor staring curiously at his 
hand, he looked down, clutched 
desperately in stiffened fing 
fluttered the package of bills— they 
robed him, like shame become 
ible. He thrust them violently 

int.. his waistcoat pocket a thief, that 
was what he was! He had an insane 

longing to confide in the man b- 
him; but at the psychological moment 

the train jarred to a standstill, and 

shook him Off contemptuously into the 
fear-tilled darkness. He fairly ran 
thru the streets, panting. Then his 
wife's face, strange and remote, with 
ricken grief. 

"Nan — is — is " lie could do1 

finish. She shook her head dumbly, 
but the mother of her drew his quiver- 
ing face against hep shoulder. 

"Oh, ray dear, my dear," she 
whispered; "they, the doctors, are 
with her. We must wait and — and 
hope, Jack. But, oh, it's hard — it's 

The animal need of companionship 
in pain drew them close, and the 
woman's weakness gave the man hack 
his manhood. 

"Hush, dear, hush," he crooned 
hoarsely, patting her arm in clumsy 
comforting. "Dr. Graham is the best 
there is. He'll pull the kid thru. 
/ '/// not afraid." 

"But — Jack — she — 1 saw her when 

they gave the ether " her voice 

spun out to a thread of sound. "She 
— she looked so little, Jack." 

They walked up and down the 
cramped sitting-room, trying not to 

hear the faint sounds that drifted 
down the stairs or seeped thru the 
ceiling. Imagination, swollen with 

fear, sketched crude, awful pictures 
of what was going on — of white- 

sheathed ghoul-figures hem above the 

bed — of knives — o\' blood, their blood, 
and quivering flesh of tie 

The sharp summons o\' the d< 
hell drained the vo\ov from the hus- 
band's face. II-' gently drew away 
from his wife and fumbled in his 
pocket, pressing a roll o\ bills into 
her hesitating hand. 

•■ Put this in a safe place, dear," 
he whispered ; "it's the money for the 
doctor. Mo, no. I 'II answer the bell." 

A moment and he was back. In 
the doorway behind him loomed two 

figures, vulture-wise. H< fumbled him- 
self into his overcoat, answering the 
startled question in her i 

"I've got to go out. May." he told 

her. steadily \ " Mi-. I trey, the bank 



president, you know, dear, has sent 
for me on business " 

' ' But, Jack, Nan ! Think of Nan ! ' ' 

He bent over her, holding the white, 
upturned face hungrily between his 
palms. For a moment he left the room, 
and she heard his step on the stairs. 
Then he was back, unearthly calm. 

"I've seen Nan; I'm trusting her 
to you, dear — you and God, ' ' he said. 
"Dont keep me now; it's important 
business. Trust me a little, dearest 

His kiss was a strangely final one, 
and he was gone. She looked vaguely 
about the empty, familiar 
shabbiness of the room, try- 
ing to draw her slipping 
senses back ; but the furnish- 
ings, her wedding furnish- 
ings, looked strange and un- 
acquainted. Then a broken, 
beloved toy, sprawling be- 
neath the sofa, caught her 
eye, and she burst into 
merciful, saving tears, clasp- 
ing the ugly, clumsy thing 
to her soft breast. 

"My baby — my doll- 
baby," she sobbed. "Oh, 
God ! will they ever be thru 
their work up there?" 

The stout banker, loun- 
ging, in a luxury of expen- 
sive cigar-smoke, in his 
padded library, looked up as 
they entered, a smile grim 
on his lips. 

"Got him, did you?" he grunted. 
"That's good. Other one's here too, 
in the next room. Jackson, bring him 
in. Well, Mr. — er — Richards, is it ? — 
'fraid we've blocked your move." 

Jack did not speak. He stood 
woodenly between his captors, twist- 
ing his soft hat over and over in his 
hands, voiceless with his shame. He 
saw, unmoved, his assistant teller led 
in and stand in braggadocio attitude 
before the improvised tribunal; saw 
Mike, the bank janitor, appear ; heard 
himself accused of theft ; and still the 
unbelievable horror of the thing 
chained his tongue. It seemed a 
futile, senseless waste of time, some- 

how, to go over and over the matter, 
when at home his little girl might be 
dying — the thought galvanized him 
into sudden speech. 

"Mr. Grey, sir," he stumbled 
thickly, "let me go home, please — for 
God's sake, sir — just for an hour — 
five minutes " 

The banker sneered incredulously, 
wagging a thick, grey-thatched skull. 
"I s'pose you'll say you didn't take 
the money, eh?" he said. 

Jack Richards shook his head. 
1 ' Why no, ' ' he said quietly ; ' ' why no, 
I took it right enough, sir ; but it was 



" Suddenly he knew that 
he could not speak of Nan to this 
sneering unbelief. He could foresee 
the laugh, the cynical jest, the in- 
credulity. His lips closed hopelessly. 

Grey looked from culprit to cul- 
prit, the glow of an attractive idea 
gleaming in his tiny, pig eyes. He 
had a fondly cherished reputation for 
eccentricity, and the occasion suited 
his inflated sense of power. 

"Bum sports, you are," he jeered; 
"I could respect a thief in a big 
way, but a petty pilferer — bah ! " He 
jerked open a drawer in his desk and 
drew out a deck of cards, the gleam 
growing. "A man who appropriates 



a million and stakes it on a Btocfa deal 

is a financier; a fellow who hooks a 

hundred from the cash-drawer and 

plays the ponies for a suit 1 1 1 i 1 1 <_r Ifl 
a piker and a thief — Eunny, eh V 1 
Be laughed unctuously at his own 
humor, then suddenly slapped the 
cards down on the naked table and 
pointed to them, his jaw s*-t t iriLr. 

11 Look here." he said ; " 1 \e not 

the darkness they were torturing his 
child — God ! and this man i 

telling him to play a - ards. 

Be laughed out shrilly and Lurched 

forward to the table, hut Taylor was 
before him. snarling wolfishly i 
the slippery hits of Pate. The cards 
fluttered to the polished mahogany 
with lisping sound. The detectives 
drew nearer, watching curiously. 

i) vi; 

you fellows in a tight place, hut that 

isn 'i saj ing I f m hound to prosecute, 
you know." He watched the miser- 
able hope dawning in the two haggard 

< >ne of yon has got to go to 

jail as ;m example, hut I 've decided 
to lei the oth.r off." He gestured to 
the scattered cards meaningly. "Play 

to set- winch is which." he com- 

The hunted men looked ;it each 
other in sudden murderous haired. 

The ( 'aid glare died first out of 

Richards' eyes. Back there a< 

Grey leaned forward, his overfed 
face alert and eager, light 

have been, above a gladiatorial 
combat. And the game began. 

Taylor played fiercely, his breath 
coming and ironic in gulps bet* 
parted, parched lips. He wrenched Ids 

cards reluctantly from the deck, and 

bent above his opponent's counter- 
plays with tortured snarls. Richards 

played like a man asleep, with - 
slow motions and no sound. What 

were they doing now back th< 
those butchers bendii his little 



girl? He saw the hand lost to him, 
heard the other's triumphant breath 
hiss out on the overheated moment, 
and he did not care. As joylessly he 
knew that he had won the next game. 
As hopelessly he entered on the final 
struggle. Kings, jacks, aces — they 
moved mechanically before him; 
Grey, Taylor, the detectives — shadows 
of men; jail, disgrace, what did it 
matter ? — his girl might be dying even 
now — might be dead, and he was 

he been here — a moment or a year? 
His hat was pressed into his hands. 
He felt the fingers of the law, vise- 
like upon his elbows. Suddenly Grey 
arose. He walked over to the maudlin 
creature, still shrilling his victory in 
the armchair, shook his sleeve and 
held up two cards contemptuously. 
"You cheat!" 

Taylor shrieked and fell upon 
craven knees, pleading wildly. 

"I gave you your chance," said 

you cheat!" 

powerless to change the Fact lurking 
out yonder in the dark. A sudden 
shriek cut the thread of his thoughts. 
Taylor was leaning across the table, 
lips drawn from yellow teeth. 

"I've won!" he was shouting; 
" d 'ye hear me ? I 've won ! and it 's 
you who goes to jail ! I've won — won 
— won ! " he was swaying and sobbing 
in his relief. Jack's dull eyes fell 
upon the upturned cards. Defeated! 
Jail ! What did it matter ? He stumbled 
to his feet. What of Nan? Was the 
operation over yet? How long had 

Grey, coolly. ' ' Officers, arrest this fel- 
low. Let the other one go. I dont 
intend to accuse him." 

Richards leaned numbly against 
the table as the pitiable figure of the 
"man who wanted to live* 9 was 
dragged away, clawing and writhing. 
He felt no relief at his own escape. 
Then, at his very elbow, the telephone 
spoke. Grey leaned forward, puffing. 

" 'Lo — Richards? Yes, he's here. 
For you " 

The cold, black cylinder shook in 
Jack's hand. Great drops sprang to 




his forehead. He hesitated — Yesl 

No? Whirli was it? Could he bear 
it? God help him! He bent above 
tin' transmitter. 

"Yea, this is Richards — 
quick — what is it?" lie 
was shaking the machine 
savagely, as if wrenching 
the words from its thi' 
Grey, surprised, watched 
him. Five minutes ago 
this man had faced jail 

impassively, and now 

" You say the operation 

is over? And — and " 

The receiver fell from his 

nerveless fingers, clattering 

among the many-colored 

cards. lie turned, swaying. 

( <}>■}■ caught his shoulders 

and steadied him. In the 
banker's face comprehen- 
sion was growing, and 

something very much like 

"Buck up, man." he 
said kindly; "you didn't 
take the last had news this 

Richards choked and 
brushed a rumbling hand 

across his eyes. "Had 
he cried: "my God, it's 
news in the world ! Nan — 
my bonny girl — she's going to gel 


news !" 
the best 

Da Smarta Keed 


M.v Leetla boy eefl smarta keed: 

Joost bear, I tal y<>u whal lie deed 


Una nlghl my Oncla Joe, 

es come and ask : '"What do 70H kllOW 

Ahont dees Panama Canal?" 

1 B8J t" lieem : "I lie tal 

Ion verra ni<>.>rh. becauae, you see, 
i Set eea do rem clear to me." 
M> leetla boy «><^ leeataneeng 
And say: "i t.-ii yon ay*rytheeng. M 

And then he tal eH t«> heein. too. 

Jooet how eefa made and what eel do* 

<>h! i vraa rem mooch rorprlsed; 
i deed no theenk he waa ao wise. 
Then Oncla ■!"<> aak heem: "Who tal 
\<m all abonl da been canal 7" 
My keed be aay t«> On< in Joe : 
• eel at da peectnre show." 


; ' 




by Henry Albert Phillips 

This story was written from the Photoplay of Clay M. Greene 

A filmy moon hung aslant in the 
misty heavens, shedding an 
opaque light that made objects 
loom up dreadful hulks and cast 
ponderous shadows about them. 

One might have gazed many min- 
utes at two black forms standing on 
the edge of the hill, and sworn they 
were carved out of the murk of night 
itself. At length, one of the figures 
raised an arm and extended it in the 
direction of a great collection of 
huddled shadows that must have oc- 
cupied the space of an acre or more. 

" Houses, " voiced the figure, in 
tones of regret. "For eleven years 
they have stood thus, deserted, when 
they should have been homes alight 
with cheerfulness, throbbing with the 
events of domestic life. ' ' 

The second figure leaned slightly 
forward as tho peering into the midst 
of the ruins. A shudder ran thru 
the giant frame as the bleak spirit of 
desolation flowed into his soul. There 


seemed to be some gaunt sympathy 
sweeping from his heart to that ruin 
and back again. He could understand 
the hopelessness of it. 

His companion spoke again; this 
time the grim spirit of the scene was 
not in his voice. "But the spirit of 
life and labor is coming back to this 
desolate prospect. The hum of human 
industry will soon again sweeten the 
stagnant air. Within a week every 
house will be rebuilded and relighted 
with the home spirit. These past two 
years the place had been waiting for 
a deliverer — a man ! ' ' 

"It would take a strong man — a 
man to whom the Fates had been kind 
and strengthened his arm and spirit 
with — success?" The last word came 
out almost a sob. The whole of what 
he had said was filled with the hope- 
less groping of a broken spirit. 

The other had turned, and his eyes 
vied with the stars in a twinkling 
radiance as he took his companion 



squarely by the shoulders. "Look at 

me, boy. It will lake a Btrong man — 
a man whom God, not the Fates, has 

blessed with physical might and spiri- 
tual courage beyond his fellows — a 

man who when he is battered down 
will rise again/' 

"One who is not a failure," as- 
sented the other, with a sigh that tore 
some of the very fragments of his 
soul with it. 

"To the weak mam failure is death. 
boy ; but to the strong there is no fail- 
ure, not even in death. Listen, if I 
thought you were a weak man, I 

Would <*ast yon myself into the pit 

that circumstances have brought to 
your door." He paused. 
"Bui I did my very beat/ 1 pro- 
d the other. 

"Thai is the point, The man who 

does his best is always doing better. 

God wool lei him die until lie has 
d<»ne fin best All successful mm 

have risen again an. I again; all 

geniuses have known what it was tor 

courage t<> lapse; all heroes have 
known what it was to fear. Beneath 
yonder village lies your fortune and 
your future it' yon are a superman 
vill unearth it. Lei the word 
fade forever from your life 

with that sinking moon. Come, turn 
your back apon it and face the lights 
of the distant city, that was founded 
upon success I" 

"Tom. my boy, glad to see you!" 
A tall man. past middle-age, rose and 
greeted the younger man who had en- 
tered his study. ''Have a cigar, and 
sit down there in the big chair, where 
you will be comfortable." 

"Thank yon. .Mr. Pearce," re- 
turned Tom, lifting the tails of his 
dress-coat and sitting down. 

"There are things you ought to 
know. Let's go back a bit." Mr. 
Pearce bit the end off his cigar and 
paused to light it. "Your father 
hasn't been dead long enough for you 
to forget him ; has he 

A look of pain Hashed across the 
boy's face. "I shall never forget him ; 
yet there is not so much that I know 
about him." 

"Well. then, there are things you 
ought to know, and I'm going to tell 
you." Mr. Pearce L r ;iw a look furtive- 
ly out of the corner of his eye at the 
young man's determined face. "Your 
father was known as 'Plunger' Bar- 
rett on the Street. There was nothing 
particularly wrong about bin. 
that he was a gambler." 

"That's everything," murmured 

"Eh?" queried Pearce, leaving his 
train of thought. "Oh. ye& Well, 
when yon were born he was at his 
zenith — a millionaire easily. When 

he died, his estate barely covered his 
debts — pardon me for reminding you. 

Your mother, God bless her. stood 

by you, as you did by her. in that 
tenable time. Bu1 I want to eall your 

attention in this way to a 
points. Four father's failure brought 

down with it one of the biggest hfl 

in w.ill street — Franklin Bo 
( lompany." 

"The director in the Black 1 > in - 
mond Mining Company who voted his 
shares against your policy of retain- 
ing mr as superintendent f" cried 
Tom. half rising. 

•"That was one point that 1 was 

coming to. Franklin Bowers did not 



lose all of his money. He accused 
your father of being a robber, for- 
getting that he too was a gambler, and 
would have done precisely the same 
thing under the same circumstances. 
Franklin Bowers swore vengeance." 

"And his throwing me out of the 
position that I had spent nine years 
working up to — from breaker boy — " 

"To superintendent — exactly. He 
waited until you had reached the 
pinnacle, and then threw you off from 

bigger fish to fry. I wanted a man 
who could succeed." 

Tom looked at him gratefully. 
"Thank you," he said feelingly. 

"Eleven years ago I was obliged to 
shut down operations in the coal mine 
that had been opened at the village 
then founded and called Mayflower. 
A faulty title and militant heirs 
brought the property into hopeless 
litigation, and the entire mining 
project was abandoned. I was nearly 


your dizzy height. Naturally, you 
felt that you had become a failure in 
life, for life, for everything." 

"I'm not a failure, then?" asked 
the young man, half ruminatingly. 

"I am president of the Black Dia- 
mond Mining Company," continued 
Pearce, ignoring his query. "It is 
possible that I might have saved 

1 ' That is what I wanted to ask you. 
"Why didn't you?" 

"There were two reasons why. 
Sooner or later you would have been 
undone again thru some piece of 
chicanery. But, better still, I had 

ruined. But what hurt me most was 
the bringing of my name into oppro- 
brium by the two hundred families 
that had been induced to move and 
settle in the hamlet of Mayflower. 
They fled from the place as tho it 
were accursed." 

"That is, then, the deserted vil- 
lage?" asked Tom, significantly. 

"Two years ago, after a nine years' 
wrangle, I had bought up full prop- 
erty rights and title. But I dared 
not try to repeat my former venture. 
I wanted a man, a confident, coura- 
geous young man — to hide behind." 

"You are too big for any man I 



have ever met to hide behind,* 5 
Tom, smiling. 

•■ You are young, "protested Pearce ; 
"yet for thai reason it has been easy 
to bring optimism into your veins 
again. Briefly, the mine is to be re- 
opened in your name. Jon will have 
to overcome a deep feeling of preju- 
dice, superstition and suspicion. Men 
will come here to work in the mine — 
hut witli a chip on their shoulders 

and a brick in their pockets. Yon 
must win their confidence and faith. 
There is hut one obstacle, a hidden, 
steel-pointed thing — your enemies." 


" Enemies .'" asked Tom. " I have 
do malice against any one -now . " 

" But there are those, unfortunate- 
ly. \\llO feel the reverse. TllelV is 

Bowers, He has the revengeful blood 

of a Sicilian running in his veins. 
Bui von have an even worse enemv — 

Phil Blair." 

" But Mr. Clair should feel satis- 
fied he lias the place from which 1 
was thrown at the mine." 

*' But yon either forget, or never 

knew, thai he was booked for that 

irs ago, * hen ii was given 

"ii. And." Mi-. Pearce assumed 

air of mystery, walking to the 

he S j). fee, "there is an- 

p pla \'"v which Mr. Blair has 

hooked himself thai may he yours." 
M<. \\ ar ' side the por- 

tieres, as tho unmeaningly, and dis- 

.1 the figure of a girl silhoui 
against the transparent glass of the 

front window. "Ah. there is Helen By 
the way, before you join her, Tom. I 
want to say that there will he no mean 
reward for the man who puts the 

Mayflower .Mine on her feet several 

rewards in fact." His ej J 
fixed rather intently on his daughter 
at the moment. "My office in the 
morning, remember." 

It took nearly six months to put the 
Mayflower .Mine in a prosperous work- 
ing condition again, it took novel 
means to entice miners, one by one, 
to the site of a former failure and 
general misfortune. It was Tom Bar- 
rett himself who devised the plan of 
co-operation, whereby each and i'\(-vy 
miner became a direct stockholder in 
the mine and a participator in its 
profits. The plan was looked upon 
with suspicion at first. But when the 
firsl dividends came in. the men were 

glad to have a certain portion of their 

wages held hack for this investment. 
Tom had begun by working right 
down in the heart o\' the mine with 
the men. solving not only their social 
problems, hut their mechanical prob- 
lems as well. This attitude of an em- 
ployer v mtrary to their life- 
long experience that it mad* 1 them nil 
the more suspicious at first They 

were beginning to have confidence in 

Tom now. however, and the tide was 

beginning slowly to turn. 

( n C again the hamlet o\' Mayflower 
was harboring and nurturing souls. 
Once again the earth beneath the vil- 
lage was yielding its source of heat 

and Comfort What had been mutter 
and whisperings behind el' 

doors at first, was coming to be sounds 
of laughter and merriment thru wide- 
opened doorw ays. 

Tom's affairs were prospering in 
more than one way. Upon each of his 

t visils to her father, he had 

managed t«» Bee Helen, it was un- 
for Helen to tell him that 

she enjoyed those visits, yet he had 



that lover 's uncertainty that held him 
in the pillory of anxiety. She did not 
tell him that she still entertained Phil 
Blair, tho he intuitively felt that it 
was so. He had not met his secret 
enemy upon any of his visits, but he 
felt sure that that young man was 
being entertained, each of them play- 
ing a large part in maidenly strategy. 
Tom had just finished his monthly 
business report, as was his custom. 
Mr. Pearce had walked to the folding 

But Tom's heart had stood still at 
the embarrassed look that Helen's 
father's sudden entry had brought to 
her face. Girls look that way but few 
times in their lives. And he had been 
on the point of asking her a great 
question that night — which became 
indefinitely postponed. 

The very next week a reaction be- 
gan at Mayflower. Several men had 
applied for work, and, on being put 


doors, pulled apart the portieres and 
smiled in the direction of the adjoin- 
ing room, where Helen might be 

"Now, dont forget, Tom, I'm com- 
ing out to the Mayflower Wednesday, 

and ' ' Pearce paused and his face 

whitened. For there, just to one side, 
stood Phil Blair, his head turned 
sharply in his direction, surprise still 
stamped on his handsome features. 
1 ' Oh, you here, Mr. Blair ? Mr. Bar- 
rett was just about to join you. Oh, 
Tom, I'd like to see you again before 
you leave. ' ' 

on, had spread reports among the 
miners reflecting against Tom's mo- 
tives. The men at length came to him 
in a body and demanded to know if 
it was true that they would never get 
their money back that they had in- 
vested in the mine, and that there was 
to be a general lay-off in a few weeks. 
Tom only half persuaded them 
these reports were unfounded. He 
furthermore agreed to pay any man 
back what was coming to him — but 
each man thus paid must get out. This 
inspired a suspicion that there might 
be something in it after all, and they 



sullenly agreed to let things stand as 
they were. 

Then in- took immediate steps of in- 
vestigation by cornering one of the 
two men who had applied tor work a 
few days before. To liis surprise, the 
man was thinly disguised, and he 
gnized in him one of the foremen 
of the Black Diamond. The man con- 
fessed that, he had been senl there by 
Bowers and Blair. Tom sent for Mr. 
Pearce, intending to cross-examine the 
man before him. The next morning 
the miner had disappeared. That 
very night there arose an even more 
urgent reason for requiring Mr. 
IVan-e's immediate presence at May- 
flower. When lie arrived, Tom met 
him. Ins face pale and serious, and 
took him quickly to the outskirts of 

the settlement. 

"Before going into details about 
the spies who have been sent here to 
disrupt, us, I want to speak about 
something thai is equally, if not more. 
serious. Lasl night, when I came to 
inspect the contents of the hist cars 
from Bore 1. Section A — by the way. 

Mr. Pearce, did yon personally pros- 
pect and map out the area of this 
possible coal-field .'" 

"No. the joke of it was that Bowers 
was my original partner, and it was 

he who put the original obstacles in 
my way. Then it was that I DOUghl 
sccr.-t ly." 

Tom smiled sadly. "From Bow- 
ers 1 agents, I fear, for all except the 
developed area and a. small margin is 

nothing more lhan a brittle, useless 

Mr. Pearce, contrary to his original 
plan of keeping from being in any 

way associated with the Mayflower 
.Mine, went down int«» it. and explored 
it thoroly from end to end. It was 

late when lie came up. and hurriedly 

changed his eloth< - itch the 

Limited back to the city. 
"Tnm," he adjured, placing his 

hand on the young man's shonlder. 
it \'"V that bugaboo of drs 

ir whatever yon call it. 

ou when things are not 

running toward heaven 

its. He took a package from the 

overalls he had just taken off. "I 
may have here the elixir of our 
youth!" And with his usual nrj 
rious wink, he took himself hurriedly 
off, with just a trifle more levity than 
Tom thought the occasion warranted. 
By ten o'clock the next morning 
things came suddenly to a head. Just 
as Tom feared, the next stroke of his 
enemies had been delivered. In some 
mysterious way the men had been in- 
formed of the worthlessness of the 
mine. Already they had reached the 
last stratum of coal. Tom faced the 
angry men, his indomitable mother 
tried to pacify them, but not with 
that splendid courage that had 
success in their hearts. There was 
only a sullen feeling that echoed fail- 
ure. It developed into a flame of rage 
when one of the men laid his 1 
upon him, and he broke the fellow's 
arm. Thereupon a fury Beized him, 
and he brought forth a heavy revolver 
that he had never used before, and 

drove them back to work. 

Failure ! Failure ! It Bang in his 

ears and swam before his ews. pre- 
senting a mocking picture of Helen in 
the arms of Phil Blair, JUSl as he was 
SUre she had been that nighl he had 
last seen her standing by his side with 

downcast eyes. lie was striding up 

and down, up and down, near Shaft 
No. -. just before sundown.' the 
fiery tones o\' the sunset ret!- 
hotly in his sold, when the same tire 

seemed suddenly to belch forth from 

the earth itself. There was a rumbling 
beneath his feet, a horrid lifting of 
the earth's mist, and rnin «\ 
where, amid shorn and tumbling 
houses. Then he knew what it meant 
— there was an explosion. Not - 
ping to consider how this could be 

when there was ostensibly no coal to 

furnish the gas, he plunged into the 
shaft at the risk of his life. 

All that nighl did Tom Barrett 
brave the demons o\' fire, smoke and 

tiling more than a do/en of 
his men with his own torn and burned 
hands. At length, when he had tra- 
il .1 every gallery, he found that 

the main shaft was cut off by a spurt- 
ing sheet o\' flame, that kept driving 




him hack and hack into an apper gal- 
lery, until he was forced np against 
its farthest wall, at hay, with do pros- 
peel of anything hut death thru 

Fortunately there was a pick at his 

feet, and he dug madly for hours, so 

mangling his burned hands that a 

fever set in, driving him mad. Then 
he saw a real image of failure pursu- 
ing him. It maddened him. and he 
worked on and on, crying and moan- 
in to from the sawing of his raw and 
bleeding nerves and flesh against the 
rough handle of the pick and splinters 
of coal Be was blinded by dust and 
fortified with scarcely another breath, 
when suddenly a cold streak of air 
seemed to shoot in from the top of his 
prison, followed by a slide of earth. 
That was the last he remembered. 

Tt seemed centuries until he again 
saw the light of the world. Above 
him several faces were bending. One 
person was bandaging him with what 
seemed hands of fire. Suddenly, amid 
the light of many torches, he espied 
a ring of faces. He recognized those 
fares. They were the miners who 
were bent on killing him. He tried 

to rise and get in a position of self- 
"They want to kill me!" he 

moaned, and fell back. Some one had 
motioned to the crowd, which melted 
away. Tom wondered. Then things 
grew clear as the face of .Mr. P« 
leaned over him and he felt a gentle 
hand laid on his head. 

"Ah, my man of supernal sie 
We feared we had lost you. We have 
hunted all the night. The men yon 
rescued were in tears when we found 
you here." 

"Wait," said Tom. thickly. His 
eyes were bent on a mirrored surf 
reflecting the faint stars. "The lake 
— I cant understand " 

"Oh, boy, that is the glory of your 
success — that is oil — the richest oil- 
wells in the State. They are ours. I 
found them and wanted to BUT] 
you. We have beaten Bowers at his 
own game. Here she is. boy ; she 
wants to speak to you." 

But she couldn't speak. She only 
kist him and shed a tear. And he 
looked up at a filmy moon that hung 
aslant in the misty heavens — and saw 
success at last. 



While Loitering round the town the other day. 

I dropped into B Moving Picture play 

And s:it l>eside a man of silent mien. 

Who so intently \v;itchod the moving screen 

And laughed so often where there was no fun. 

(As when the minister had just begun 

To preach the funeral of the hero dead, 

Ho laughed as thO the things the preacher said 
Were jukes CUlled from the latest vaudeville t . 
That I turned round and asked him to he still. 
Hi- gave no heed, by either siL'n or word. 

But kepi on laughing in that way absurd 

Until at last they turned on all the iiu'hts 
And put an end to his insane delights. 
And then I started to converse and found 
The man was deaf to every kind of s<>nnd : 

He watched the actors 1 lips, and so he heard 
in solemn scenes some speeches mov( absurd. 

Before OUr eyes the films in silence stalk. 
But to the deaf mutes a'l the movies talk. 
I know they say to CO! St Is a sin. 
But oh, the deaf mute, how 1 envy him 
When BOtne lair maiden, in her sore distress. 
Looks from the screen in all her loveliness 

Ami tells of her swirt loves and hopes deferred, 
And i cant understand a single word! 


by Gladys Mali 

This story was written from the Photoplay by BANNISTER MERWIN 


toast," Paul Bruce was pro- 
posing, rising, liquor-glass in 
hand ; " a toast to our hostess 
from the lips of all present — and from 
the heart of the toaster ! ' ' He smiled 
as he drained the glass, and, Fanny 
could not have explained why, she 
found the smile peculiarly disagree- 
able. It seemed to hold a faint sig- 
nificance meant for her alone. She 
wondered whether she had been alone 
in her aversion. Apparently, George, 
her husband, was regarding the suave 
toaster with a friendly, affectionate 
smile. Edward Thornton, her father, 
was not regarding him at all. To 
Thornton, connoisseur, and one might 
say past-master, of rare and priceless 
gems, these men of business were 
creatures of another plane. He did 
not entirely trust them, nor did he 
altogther like them. He compromised 
by simply disregarding them insomuch 
as that was possible, now that his 
daughter had gone and married one 
of them. They were forever doing 
rash, daredevil things and getting 
themselves reduced to penury. He 
vaguely suspected that his son-in-law 


had been playing some such indiscreet 
game of late. For Thornton had not 
gauged the worth of jewels these 
many years for nothing. He had 
learnt to value the true and the 
false, and the ones that were simply 
flawed. He diagnosed George Archer 
as being sound enough inherently, but 
afflicted with the flaw — speculation. 
Bruce, he did not pause to diagnose 
— he was uninteresting — a fresh-water 
pearl. The comparison seemed, some- 
how, a slur on the pearl. Well, he 
had not wanted his daughter to marry 
into this business world. It had a 
distasteful atmosphere. Now that she 
had done so, it was up to Archer to 
stand on his own feet, unaided and 

When Fanny left the men to their 
after-dinner cigars, and after-dinner 
gossip, she wandered into the draw- 
ing-room of the little apartment, rest- 
lessly. Hers was a nature keenly 
aware of the undercurrents, finely 
tuned, supersensitive. It was this 
element in her that quivered under 
Paul Bruce's presence, under the 
meaning his eyes conveyed, under 



the ever bo slight lingering of his 
palm as it met hers. She had a dim 

awareness that Bruce would not lie 

exactly delicate in his attentions, she 
pondered the vague vet evident fact 

that had made her one of the recipi- 
ents of this doubtful honor. And 
then, the men returning, she apostro- 
phized herself for her dim imaginings. 
Yet it came as an expected after- 
math — a visit from Bruce one after- 
qooh in the latter pari of the week. 

said, quietly. " As you will." he 

turned. Yet each knew the of 
metal in thai moment. 

George was in trouble. With the 
poignant sensibilities of the woman 
who loves dearly, and wholly. Fanny 
knew that. One in all tin: 
knew, too. that he was hiding this 
Prom her lest it cause her anxiety. 
His regard for women was fine-edged 

and somewhat of the old school. He 



She had never longed quite so ardent- 
ly I'm- < teorge's clean, vital presence 

before. She was a woman, and Paul 
Bruce Was a man. and she knew. 
And all thru the hour of his stay, all 
the while she was dabbling at her em- 

broidery, all the while she was pour- 
ing him tea, she knew. Knew why 
he was there; knew the urge of his 

call; knew the things his eyes were 
trying to gay, and his lips dared not. 

And she loathed him for it. 

dust .-is he was leaving, one o( the 
roses Qi at her daily slipped 

from her corsage, and the man 
reached for it eagerly. Steel-like their 
glances met. "If you please/ 1 she 

hedged them in with all of the - 
nesscs and reverence in his power to 
devise. Practical in all ways, he was 

knightly in this respect Fanny knew 

this, and loved him for it. in just the 

opposite ratio that si. I Hruce. 

the conqueror. 

"Deai;." she said to him that even- 
ing, as his tired eyes met he 
the table, and tried to smile : "dear, 
there is no use in this. We know that. 
you and 1. S«> why not tell me now — 
what this thing between us meat 

"I've not wanted to." he returned. 

and his voice was flat and strained; 
"hut you'd better know it from me, 
darling, rather than from any other 


source. I owe money, Fanny, a very 
great deal." 

"That is not so bad," she faced 
him; "there is — there is father, you 
know. ' ' 

"I know. But I cant ask him, 
dear. You are aware of his opinions 
on that subject. I cant let him know 
I've justified them." 

"You haven't ! But tell me, who is 
your debtor, dear?" 

Afterwards she believed that she 
had known all along. From the mo- 
ment she had met him she had been 
aware of a silken net closing round 
about her. And so she betrayed not 
the faintest tremor when he answered 
despondently, "Paul — Paul Bruce." 

"But"— the subtlety of the sex 
raised its sleek head — "but why is 
that so desperate, dear? Surely Mr. 
Bruce, as a very particular friend of 
yours, will be obliging. And, with a 
little time, you can easily get the 
money. ' ' 

"It would take a very great deal 
of time, Fanny; and even if it were 
a question of a day, Bruce would not 
do it. He says he must have the 
money when the note expires — two 
days from now. He wont give me any 

"Listen" — Fanny rose from the 
table and went to him, gripping his 
shoulders hard with her tense, young 
hands — "you must go to father for 
this money, George. You must do it 
because I say so — because I demand 
it of you. Do you hear? You must 
— you must ! ' ' 

George looked at her surprisedly. 
Her eyes were very bright, and two 
strange, little, scarlet roses flamed in 
her cheeks. 

"Very well," he said, gently; 
"since you ask it, Fanny — that way 
—I'll go." 

1 ' Mr. Thornton, ' ' announced George, 
with the directness that was one day 
to win him acclaim in the world of 
finance, "I've come to you on a very 
disagreeable mission. I 've been specu- 
lating. I've lost. I had to borrow 
the money from Brandon, a friend of 
mine, for the thing that was repre- 

sented as a sure game. When tln j 
game petered out into nothii 
borrowed again to repay the lirst 
debt — this time from Paul Bruce. I 
gave him my note. Day after 
tomorrow the time is up. Bruce 
demands the money." 

Thornton closed his library door 
carefully, and the gaze he turned on 
his commercial son-in-law was the one 
with which he regarded a hopeless 
flaw in one of his gems. 

"Speculating, eh?" he queried; 


"and with oilier people's money ! 
Pretty rocky business, my lad ; one 
for wise men to avoid, or fight out 


George turned to the door. "That 
means, I assume," he said, quietly, 
"that you do not care to advance me 
the money. ' ' 

"Precisely that," returned the old- 
er man; "tho it isn't a question of 
caring. It's a matter of principle. 1 
dislike the things you're engaged in 
doing. This particular phase you 
have represented is emphatically an- 
tagonistic to me. It's a had busi 
For my daughter's immediate c 



fort I might be inclined to loan you 
the money; for her future well-being 
I think it advisable that you dig oul 
of this yourself." 

When George returned after his 
brief absence, he <li«l not have to speak 

— and he was glad. Be jusi sank into 

his chair, and he Looked suddenly, and 
grotesquely, old beyond his years. 
"He wouldn't do itydearl^Fanny's 

voice trailed off, affirmatively, trem- 
ulously. She had a sense ot* stran- 
gulation, of being perilously near the 

the even greater need of frustrating 
whatever mighl I"- Brace's game. 8 

knew that he could work them a deep- 
er destruction than any financial 
Btress. H'- Could undermine the sun- 
foundations of their Bplendid faith: 
uproot (ieorif's love, founded in 
reverence of Iter purity, and sunder 
their two lives apart. Fanny knew 
that such things had been. She knew, 
too. thai they could he again. 

Home, in hej- fatl . under 

the guardianship of a tiny, golden 


edge of some precipitous decline. She 

had read of these situations in novels 
and in French plays, but she had 
ii< \ er imagined her every day self in 

the same unwholesome predicament. 

She knew, too. the desperate finales of 

the aforesaid novels ami plays. Well. 

would be desperate, hut it would 

DOl be a thing t«. shun. 

Wnen a woman loves as Fanny 

loved her husband, honor must step 

The imperious demands of 

love are not to !.,■ slighted, what 

might accrue. To Fanny there 

tWO D( I g and innim 

: the Deed to lift the load of 
Worry from I and 

key. whose hiding place only she and 

her father knew ; home, in that - 

were jewels beyond the wealth of 

.Midas' most prodigal touch. They 

had been there, some of them, for 
years; hut one Btring of tire-opals 

should he there no l 

brilliant, passionate L.'<ms Fanny saw 

her own redemption from this wily 

plot - her own and I I'hey 

mighl buy, perhaps, the whole life- 
time happiness of their li I her. 

They might keep two hearts from 

bleeding to death of pain and 
understanding; they had the royal 
power to keep love enthroned. Steal- 
ing 1 Perhaps] But a greater thing 



than these jewels was about to be 
filched from them. And they had only 
the one rare gem — only the one, be- 
yond price, and far beyond replacing. 
The fire-opals were one item of an 
extensive collection. Fanny deter- 
mined to take the opals from her 
father's safe. 

Sometimes it seems as if we mortals 
are indeed blessed with guardian 
angels, according to that fair legend 
of childhood. It almost seems as if 

that the jeweler should make a lower 
price than she had hoped. She had 
taken the plunge when she opened the 
safe and removed the jewels. Reck- 
lessly she stripped a single diamond 
ring from her finger, and the crafty 
buyer's pin-point eyes gleamed with 
a very avarice of cunning. He was 
still fondling them, and laying his 
plans for their disposal, when Fanny's 
swift steps and high-beating heart 
brought her to George's office-door. 


they bend their divine efforts for our 
well-being — as if their stainless, 
shining wings sweep down and shield 
us from the touch of harm. Some- 
times they seem Yery impossibly far 
away. Fanny's was near her the 
next day, when she set out for her 
father's house on the slim chance 
of his being out. He was out, and the 
maid admitted her to the desired 
room, and the fire-opals were hers. 
They seemed to burn her fingers as 
she took them, as if to say that, for 
this thing she was doing, she must be 
purged. It seemed a minor thing 

He was alone when she entered, and 
his dejection struggled visibly thru 
his manner of assumed nonchalance. 
Thus do we humans play the everlast- 
ing game. Hearts breaking, lips smil- 
ing, life crashing in ruins about our 
head, in our eyes a care-free gleam ; 
souls seared by pain and the aeid of 
failure, lips voicing a victor-song. It 
is all very sad, and very inevitable, 
and very, very fine. 

Fanny touched him gently before 
he was aware of her presence. 

"George," she said, and her v< 
was a glad, Little tremble j "you're not 



to worry, sweetheart, qoI another mo- 
ment. I have the money, here, for 

"Vmi have it — .ill this money — 
thirty thousand dollars- -her< 

« teorge looked * ■ t the pile of cur- 
rency, dazedly. Then his eyes shone. 
So long had be ae< <l<-<! this money, for 
so many weary eights had he lain 
awake and acquired it in futile 
dreams, toiled for it. Buffered for it. 

that, now he saw it in actual body, his 
mind leaped only to the glad fact of 
its possession. The kiss hi- gave 

Fanny showed her how heavily her 

sacrifice had been needed. 

Qeorge sat for a lon<r time gazing 
at the hills. They seemed, somehow, 

to restore his self-respect. He had 
noi had time to wonder at Fanny's 
having so much unknown to him. He 
was in this reverie when Paul Bruce 

entered. So absorbed was the debtor 
that he did not even hear the Light 
" 'Day, George," and when he did 
become aware of Paul's presence he 
stared al him stupidly for some 
minutes ; then, awkwardly : 

•• Here's the money. Paid. I — I 
have it, yon see. Awfully glad not 
to have had to keep yon waiting." 

Bruce smiled. He had a ready 

smile. li Br,yes,"he returned, affably ; 

" 'yoil have the money. I see. Yon 're 
clever, or. I mighl say. fortunate." 

•■ Fortunate is the word. 1 guess," 
laughed Qeorge, conscious of a feel- 

ing of acute discomfort he COUld not 

*• Possibly so." Bruce Bhrugged. 

• At any rate the money 's here ; it 'a 

not every <me that can command 

thirty thousand dollars ai a day's 
ootice, Archer. One needs pretty 
t"o\\ methods these days." As he 
walked to the door, he glanced al the 
dark, morocco frame on Geori 

desk. ;iiid smiled again. Instantly 

Qeorge knew the feeling of his dis 

comfort. Bruce ha. I been smiling at 

picture llml picture ' 1 1 is smile one. It had not 

i friendly one. It had been, it 
had .ant Bui Bruce had gone. 

had gone, and he had left 
just what he had intended to !• 

He had smiled at Fanny's picture 

with the subtle commingling of 

cynicism ; had commented Lightly, just 
the least bit sneeringly, on (ieorge's 
having the money — and had gone. 

George buried his face, burning 
with the pain of the new thought, in 

his cold hands. 

'" What did he mean .'" he moaned. 
'•Oh, Qod! what did he mean ." His 
eyes SOUghl the face smiling at him 
from the frame on the desk. Such 
a pure, sensitive face! — the clear 
looking into his. and clinging there. 

She never could stoop to the dross, she 
who had taughl him the gold. Hut 
how — how did she come by that 
money I She had no accounts he did 
not know of: she had not seen her 
father; and Bruce had looked at that 
picture! lie had looked at the 

original, too. George recalled, more 
often and more deeply than the form 
of courtesy required. Be, 

had been tlattered at the idea of his 
friend thus admiring his wife, fatuous 
fool that lie was! As if any man of 
flesh and blood (which was assuredly 
the Stuff whereof Bruce was fash- 
ioned | could gaze on Fanny long, and 
not desire. Then a dull rage burnt 
his cheek, and lie raised his bowed 

head savagely. 

"They'll answer." he muttered, 
"for every instant that they 've shared 
they'll answer — to in 

Thrice that afternoon Fanny had 
ordered the maid to refuse her to M r. 
Bruce, and the third time he walked 
in. uninvited. His ej lent, 

and his moulh was set. 

"• Whal do you mean " Fanny 
faced him, "by this intrusion. .Mi-. 
Bruce .'" 

Bruce came to her with a certain 
desperate grace. " I'll tell you." he 

whispered. "I mean this, that I want 
you, that I need you, that I love you. 
ymi thing of iee and tire and — 
Btrength. You thoughl you could beat 
in:' at my own game with those frail 
w eapona of yours ; didn '1 you .' And 
yon only weakened your own <]c{- 
for y«>n whetted my desire. Yon 

made me see how splendid a creature 


you are. You made me know that 
under the softness of your lovely body 
dwells a soul of flame and steel, a 
thing worthy of my metal. Dont you 
see, Fanny, dont you see? We are 
mates — equals! And I love you!" 

These words had come in a tempes- 
tuous rush, and Fanny stretched out 
her hands to ward them off, to keep 
at bay this creature who was threaten- 
ing, definitely now, the foundations 
of their happiness. Was it for failure 
that she had stolen those gleaming 
gems, robbed her own father? Was 

it for this ignominy that A loud 

laugh cleaved the momentary stillness 
of the room. A laugh that grated with 
a harsh, discordant mirth. 

"So!" croaked rather than spoke 
the owner of the laugh; "so this is 
the source of the thirty thousand dol- 
lars; is it? Does take pretty foxy 
methods. Bruce, you were right — 
pretty foxy. Good idea, too, to save 
husband with the money — apprecia- 
tion, sacrifice, new sort of Lucretia 
business, and all that. Only husband, 
poor fool, is inconsiderate enough to 
come home at the wrong moment. 
That's a thing well-trained husbands, 
along with other domestic pets, should 
never do. They're apt to discover — 
well, not wife in the act of rocking 

the baby to sleep, exactly. No, I 
wouldn't call it that. Would you, 
Bruce ? Would you, Fanny ? ' ' Then, 
catching her transfixed, stricken gaze, 
he whispered brokenly, "Good God, 
Fanny, that this mire should have 
touched you ! ' ' 

"George!" Fanny's voice vibrated 
with the depth of her appeal, she scut 
all the surging, wounded love of her 
into her voice; "George, dont say 
these things — you do not understand 
— you do not want an explanation 
here with — h im ! ' ' 

George laughed again, half-sob- 
bingly. "It would seem to me," he 
said, "that he is exactly the person 
who is closely involved in the situa- 
tion. He is the donor of the money; 
you are the recipient; I — well, T am 
the humble charity object. Explana- 
tion — yes, when the money-giver is 

All three turned suddenly toward 
the door. 

"That person," said a. new. very 
controlled voice, "you behold in me." 
Fanny reeled a little. She knew that, 
somehow, she was saved. 

"You?" There was incredulity, 
amaze, shame struggling in Georj 

"1 have so said." resumed Mr. 




Thornton, with ;i stately gravity, 
■'and I Labor under tin- impression 
thai I have thai right*" 

During the pause thai followed 
many things were readjusted. Paul 
Bruce knew when a game was up just 

as BUrely a8 he knew when one was in 
its incepl ion. He forthwith vanished, 
with his usual silent, tactful grace. 
Mr. Thornton, holding his daughter in 
arms thai trembled a little, told her 

of the PeCOVery of his jewels that wry 

same day from the same Jeweler who 
had purchased them from her. He 
had known her — the jeweler— and he 

had known Mr. Thornton. Therefore. 

he had sold back tl and the 

father had recognized his daught 
ring. Something in the desperation 

of the i\f' t > f \ had touched him as the 

stones had never done; and he for- 
gave because, in the far-off past, he 

had loved this girl's dead mother, 
who. he well knew, would have dole- 
the same for him. 

And when they were left alone, 
George came over to her and buried 
his shamed face in the softness of her 

"I did not know," he whispered, 
"and so you must forgive me. I did 
not know that women love like this.' 1 

It is gratifying to photoplay devotees 
— and their name is legion — to 
note that the musical accompani- 
ment to the Motion Picture is at last 
being given its rightful place. Not 

one of the magnificent, new photoplay 
theaters being constructed all over 
the country— veritable monuments to 

the permanency of the new ail — over- 
looks this important adjunct for the 
success of the photoplay in projection. 
The film drama, it may he claimed, 
is independent of any other art. True, 
hut music which snhordinates itself to 
the picture, ami never attempts to 
dominate the silnalion. provides .'in 
atmosphere which enhances the mental 

effect <>f iis presentation. 
one need do1 possess the finely 

trained ear of a musical critic to 

realize that the photoplay is not 
always given in proper musical com- 
panionship. Who has not occasionally 

In a photOShoW only to find, 

with everything else ideal, these two 
branches of the line arts music ami 
the photoplay widely at variance 
w iih each "i her I When music clamors 
loudly for attention, photoplay 
3 are certain to lose much 
ir dramal ic splendor. Bui the 

' your drama or comedy is 

tened threefold when an artistic 
- ore is interpreted by bj mpa- 

Music and the Photoplay 


Harmony of the music and the pic- 
ture is noticeahle in any of the big 
photoplay theaters in the West. Visit 
Denver, as the writer did. and note 

how the people daily pay homage to 

Moving Pictures. Their theaters 

art- large, the entrances dazzingly 
brilliant, and like as not yon will find 
within a wonderful pipe-organ, ready 
in an instant to change its sm,_ 
sadness into peaiis o\' joy. It is i:i 
Denver, too. where a mere slip of a 

girl presides at the console of one i^\ 
these great instruments, and each 

nighl plays, with her heart and BOul, 

to the finest o\' screen productions. 

In these places everything is in 
harmony. The subordination of the 
music to the picture is absolute. No 

attempl is ever made to play a 
separate program, wholly out of nine 
With the Subject on tile 
On the contrary, the musical director 

sr.'ks to interpret the subjects with 
the fidelity and devotioi sym- 

phony orchestra accompanying the 
voices of the greal singers in grand 

opera. In this way. music lends 

valuable aid in interpreting the gamut 

of emotions, which only the picture 

can bring into play with that subtle 

power that has been one of 

is of BUCCeeS. The time has surely 

arrived for pr< 

maintain skilled musical dire- 

This story was written from the Photoplay of CATHERINE VAN DYKE 

A tall, dark, morose, shambling- 
footed man sat alone in a 
balconied room of the White 
House. He had just come in from 
the street, for he still lay wrapped in 
a heavy greatcoat. Nor did the soft 
entrance of a silver-haired darky dis- 
turb* his day-dream. There were 
noises below and about him, too — the 
clamoring crowd, horns, whistles, and 
calls for "Honest Abe.'* 

It was the night of a presidential 
inaugural day — a day of national 
emotion, fervor, prodigal enthusiasm 
— and this stoic man had been the idol 
of his war-torn country. His address 
from the steps of the Capitol would 
stand forever as a model of lofty elo- 
quence and august morality. His 
fame had penetrated even to the 
stilted little principalities of the Con- 
tinent. Around the camp-fires in the 
Southland, with his death-grip closing 
about them, he was both loved and 

Yet this great-hearted, steel-brained 
man was alone. With heavy lips form- 
ing a smile, he rose up and strode to 
the massy window-hangings. In an- 
other moment he had unfastened the 
swinging windows and stood on the 


little balcony, revealed to the multi- 
tude below. 

The familiar, gaunt figure, with bent 
shoulders and shock of coarse hair; 
the long, swaying, awkward arms ; the 
sallow and furrowed face ; above all, 
his simple carriage and plain friend- 
liness, redoubled the acclaim of those 
who could not see enough of him. 

Lincoln bowed slowly — so slowly 
that his long frame creaked with the 
effort. His mouth worked with un- 
uttered words; melancholy seemed to 
drip from him. And in another mo- 
ment he had retired again behind the 
impenetrable curtains. 

The old body-servant hovered back 
of him, but, with a wave from the 
President's hand, noiselessly drew the 
portieres and left him in the illy 
lighted room. Officialdom — secretaries. 
reporters, servants — had all retired. 
worn out from the efforts of the mo- 
mentous day; the bloody war itself 
appeared to pause that this man might 
again come into his earthly kingdom. 
And with the deep stillness of 
midnight falling around him, the 
sleepless man in the armchair by the 
COal-fire gave himself over to wvevy. 

It was the first time in many v. 



that lit- bad permitted himself to un- 
lock the rusty doors of the pasl and 
to wander a1 will thru dusky chambers 
until he came out upon the green 
meadows of his youth. Perhaps an 
awful prescience the assassin 's pistol 
held to his lion-like head one short 
month afterwards — led the ghostly 
way and unbarred each portal thai 
his will had scaled forever. 

Prom the mellow embers in the 
grate he came forth a youth — tall, 

days of chain-bearing in the un- 
claimed forests, by uights of solitude 
and firelight study— had woven his 
way into the woof of their stout 

Slowly but surely they cam< 
know him 8f ourceful, indom- 

itable man. true to himself. tru< 
them — trut as steel. And so it came 
about that the hamlet to a man sought 
the friendship of the awkward, 
springless man of solitud 


silent footed, clear eyed, clad in home- 
spun. The clear voiced axe Bang in 

his big hands and sank to its poll in 

clean timber. All aboul him were 
virgin woods, and <>n the cresl of a 
hill, girt by the rippling Sangamon, 
siood the pioneer hamlet of New 
Salem. The youth Lincoln had pad- 
up the sw iti river in his canoe, 
in his lot u ith the home builders, 

Ids way and thai hy hardihood 

Lring, b) measuring the Bur< i 

3 es againsl the redskins', 
by rail splitting and storekeeping, by 

In the setllement was a tavern, tl 

by a roving trader. James Rutledge, 
and here of. late afternoons gathered 
trapper and plowman, blacksmith and 
doctor, in a mixed fraternity horn of 
the woods and prairie. Rutledge had 
a daughl y and beautiful girl, 

born and schooled in New Salem. Abe 
Lincoln, the husy. had covertly 
watched her grow to full, round 

stature. His bushy eyes had p' 

down the tree-roofed school lair 

sin' fluttered 1<> and from his vision ; 
he had seen her pn - nted on 



all sides, at quilting-bee and nutting 
party, and in all these years he had 
scarcely ever spoken a private word 
with her. 

As wealth was reckoned in the wil- 
derness, the Rutledges were well-to-do, 
and proud. No Southron had put be- 
hind him his native State with deeper 
pride than had James Rutledge, the 
rover from South Carolina. And as 
the girl Ann grew to womanhood, the 
silent lover Lincoln resolved that by 

ever tarried in a hole-in-a-corner 


It was on the day when Lincoln 
turned from Springfield for a respite 
from his close law studies thai the 
blow fell upon him. The tavern 
journers grouped around the doorway 
to welcome him — rosy-gilled Rutledge, 
Schoolmaster Graham, strong Wil- 
liam, the wainwright, and frontiers- 
men in doeskin shirt and leggings. 

Ann Rutledge received him with 


constancy and humility alone she 
should come to know of the great 
treasure in his heart. 

Then came, sudden as a thunder- 
bolt, to the settlement, a young man 
from "York" State, Abner McNeill, 
who opened a general store, and be- 
tween times paid ardent court to half- 
formed Ann. He was handsome, 
promissory, persuasive ; a dancer, and 
teller of beautiful tales of fashion and 
city life. 

The girl listened to him, each word 
caught in her fresh mind, and from 
listening she fell to worshiping. Sure 
never such a sparkling gallant had 

sisterly tenderness, and, big witli his 
resolve, the man who had outgrown 
his hamlet lugged forth a gift from his 
coat, and blushing under the leather 
of his skin, presented the little book 
to her. It was a grammar, an un- 
heard-of thing in New Salem, and on 
its fly-leaf was scrawled "Ann Rut- 
ledge is now learning grammar." 

Amid the laughter of those about, 
the girl took the book, a pedant's 
present at best, but the clear, deep 
look of her eyes showed him thai 
valued it. It was passed around the 
group in heavy hands, that could 
make naught of it. Then a high- 



holder's penetrating call came from 

down by the river bank, and Aim 
clapped to tin- grammar, shutting oul 
its pale mysteries, to let the scarlel 

l)|()()(| SWCcp her checks. 

It was McNeill's trysting call, and 

she fled forward to answer it. Leaving 
awkward Abe in the midst of winks 
and knowing looks of those aboul him. 

The gossip of the State capital must 
lie retailed to the hungry faces erowd- 

Stunned, heart-sick, speechless, Lin- 
coln crept hack up the hank and. thru 
the long night, in the aisles of his 

friendly forest, fought nut his battle 
of yearning love that with the dawn 
should surrender to that newer and 
abhorred thing — renunciation. 

And so it came about, with the pale- 
- of his battle still masking his 
heavy face, that he stood in the tavern- 
room on the morrow, and. with the 


ing round him. ami Lincoln, laying 
stern hands on hurt bewilderment, 
told them in story and quaint jesl the 
doings of the nondescript lawmakers. 
With a drinking bout starting afresh, 

he slipped awa\ u n imt ieed and wan- 
d-red d^wn to tl >f his beloved 
Sangamon. And there, with the dusk 
Bpangling the river w ith pale stars. 
and I plaint ive voice of the whip- 
poor ■ w uthering over them, he 

Btuml i upon Ami lost in the 1 
of hi 

rest, greeted the lovers in cordial-like 

fashion. Puit for a month he u 

smiled again, and the tavern 
ing the solitary man went by quietly, 
thinking him full of law and legisla 
tion to bring back prosperity to dying 

New Salem. 

There eame the day shortly when 

Abner was called back East by 

ter, i\ matter of inheritance, and Lin- 
coln, suspecting nothing, counseled 

him to go, And as the weeks went on. 
the uneared for Ahraham. fast ris- 



ing to prominence, was appointed the 
riding postmaster, to bring over, 
weekly, the mails from Springfield to 
the moribund hamlet. There was one 
letter that would have scattered his 
law books and sent him post-haste 
thru the night with its message, but 
pray for it and urge it as he did, it 
never came. Abner McNeill had 
disappeared completely from 
Ann Rutledge 's life. 

During this period Lin- 
coln saw little of her, for 
he was afraid the pallid girl 
would read his solicitude 
and grieve the more. And 
he held himself sternly aloof 
from loving her, even in his 

One day, as he filled his 
saddle-bags, letters of fire 
burned before his eyes, in 
the characters of Ann Rut- 
ledge's name, and he knew 
that the life-giving letter 
had come. So intense was 
his joy at the thought of the 
balm for her that he flung 
his long legs over the unfed 
post-mount and dashed off 
the twenty miles into New 
Salem in incredible fashion, 
catching Ann with her good- 
night candle twinkling in 
slim fingers. 

As she tore open the 
prison seals of the letter, he 
hung over the door-framing, 
waiting to drink in the tell- 
tale color from her cheeks. 
But, poor thing, the blood 
was shocked back from them 
for evermore and aye, for the first 
peek at the contents set her to shiver- 
ing, and she stood twisting at her 
dress over her heart. 

"Read it," she groaned, pointing to 
the letter on the floor. 

It was clear and brief enough : 

It is a tidy property, and will keep me 
busy dawn 'til dusk ; and so I will never 
return to New Salein. Forget me, if you 
can, or remember me by my real Dame. 

Mc Nair. 

Ann scanned Lincoln's face cruelly 

close as he read the letter, hoping her- 
self in a dream. The lines of Ins 
sunken cheeks lengthened, his pendu- 
lous lips drew tight. Then her agony 
swept over her, loosening her 1 
and shaking her to her frail founda- 
tion. The gaunt bearer of evil tidings 
shook like one in the throes of the 
chills, yet his hand went outseeking 


blindly for hers. And in the dismal 
log-room, with the spilt candle gutter- 
ing out its soul on the floor, he held 
her to him as Abraham drew Isaac to 
him in his wretchedness, while his 
prayer ascended to the Lord. 

Spring came again to the Sangamon, 
whirling away its ice shroud in the 
mad freshet, and flinging over the 
naked forest a mantle of vivid, new 
green. And again came Lincoln to the 
hopeful valley. Past fields, with 
plowman early at his wet faro 



pasl empty huts of the bygone red- 
man ; by the fallen sills of the cabin 
where his mother had sprung to meel 
his shambling footfall ; on to the ham- 
let where lived his desired one. And 
when she arose from her high-hum- 
ming spinning-wheel to take his hand 
Blackly, two pink spots, like arbutus, 
the woodflower, shorn- from her white 

Then he wrapped her shawl about 
her and led her toward the path by 
the river bank, where was soft young 
grass fit for her to tread upon. See- 
ing them pass by, the wainwright, the 
blacksmith, the schoolmaster did not 
shout out, hut turned their heads and 
blew their noses lustily, for spring was 
in the air, and. with it, the true love 

of a man they loved. 

Lincoln led Ann down to the river, 
which was smiling back at the warm 
sun. and she gazed across it. drinking 
deep of its sound, and its shape, and 
its bottomless soul. 

"They say." he said, breaking in on 
her silence, "that New Salem is pass- 
ing away — that each spring finds her 
Settlers pushing farther into the set- 
t ing sun. For you, and for me, her 

birth each year is imperishable, a 
loved child come back." 

■"( >h. Abe, have 1 been dreaming? 
You sre only beauty and godliness in 
everything." Her thin voir.- trailed 
off over the waters, and she shivered 

as he drew her shawl clofi 

"Give nc your hand. Ah.-, it is 
growing so cold." 

As he led her back to her room in 
the tavern on the hill, her doglike 

eyes fastened upon his. trustfully, 
knowing that he would not fail her at 
the end. 

He sat by her all day. holding her 
burning hand. Nor would he |. 
her for a moment, nor eat anything. 

•lust at elf-light, when the new moon 
hung fairy-like and bright over the 
western hills, and New Salem lay 
hushed in the cradle <>f days primeval : 
when the call of the high holder to his 
mate across the valley gave plac 
the recessional note of the whippoor- 
willj when the strong man capable of 
such enduring love could only kneel 
at her side, Ann Rutledge, with a 
sad look into the eyes of Abraham 
Lincoln, passed into the spiritual 

• <r» 

The Moving Picture Show 


• MS 

often common grow : 
one we're all enjoj Ing, 

ri^r- ,n this aire of inventi- 
HI/ There If 

"lis the Moving Picture show. 
All the fairy lore of chlldh l 

I »i«l not tell us balf w e see, 

when the pictures Bash before as 
in their L-iv.-it \ ariety. 

\u the grandeur of t he mountains, 

\u t he romance of t he Wesl : 
Foaming rivers, lovely sunsets, 

Who < -I ii saj w bich one i- best ? 

El 'r.\ thin,- we Can think of, 

M:in\ t hinge w e <ii'i nol know, 
i ii learn by close attention 

\t tin- \i..\ in- IMcture sho* ■ 

i ■. t in- desert, 

An. I 111.- ;iii (hip Skims tli<- skies, 

Ami tii.' long dead men of hist'rj 
eh before our \\ ond'ring <■> ea 
of battle, 
a long •! 

' ir startled \ Islon 

• \i..\ in- Picture show. 

Nature's closely guarded mm r.'h 

Are unfolded t<» our gaae : 
M.iii.\ tiling we Rcarce bad noticed 

\->\\ win win our earnest praise. 
Pictures tragic, pictures funny, 

Some will make us sadder grow, 
As w .• vit and w ateh the canvas 

\t thr \t..\ iii- Picture show. 

Nature in ;iii moods depi< ted : 
< Mh.T lands w .• n.«w behold 

< >i:h i.\ this picture magic 
• 'an it^ w onders e'er grow old? 

if the ev'nlng's long and dreary, 
Ami the time Is passing --low . 

i».>n your hat and hasten townward 
Mo\ in- Picture show. 

The True Worth of Humor 


George Bernard Shaw truthfully 
said: "Any fool can just 
laugh ; I want to write the play 
that will bring both the laugh and 
the tear. ' ' The cheapest thing to ride 
is a hobby ; and burlesque comedy, of 
the "slap-stick" variety, is at present 
a passionate hobby in photoplayland. 
There can be- no objection to the rid- 
ing of a hobby, so long as it is not 
ridden over the people's preferences. 
Admirable is the power to amuse. We 
should not always have the corners of 
our mouth drawn down; neither 
should we always have the corners of 
our mouth drawn up. Theodore Hook 
and Charles Lamb grinned themselves 
into- melancholy, and so did Cer- 
vantes. No one takes himself quite so 
seriously as a clown, and the history 
of them teaches that they are apt to 
be hypochondriac. 

Now, harsh criticism is the mood 
of some who seemingly spend their 
lives in search for something to rend 
asunder — goats browsing on morn- 
ing-glories. He who, finding within 
him powers of satire, gives himself 
up to. that alone, might as well be 
a wasp stinging the bare feet of 
children. The above is applicable to 
individual and collective criticism; 
protest is another story. 

Every one, but the audience, is 
laughing heartily at the burlesque 
banalities now following one another 
in rapid succession on the photoplay 
screen. Hastily written farces, de- 
picting the exploits of the Irishman 
with the green whiskers* and the serv- 
ant-girl with the rolling-pin, are being 
released at the rate of ten a day. Many 
of these efforts, usually evolved in the 
studio, are far-fetched, gloomy, and 
even annoying to those who delight in 
true humor. There may be a nook in 
the occasional program for the "slap- 
stick" farce, but the exaggerated 
comedy has no appeal to the photo- 
play public as a whole. It is a mis- 

taken idea on the part of those manu- 
facturers who are deluded into be- 
lieving that they are "giving the 
people what they want. ' ' 

We recently read an editorial as- 
sertion in which it was stated that 
"slap-stick" comedy was in great de- 
mand, and that there was no longer a 
field for refined comedy. Such a state- 
ment, if it were true, would prove 
that the standard of the Motion Pic- 
ture was deteriorating, and that such 
words as "refinement" and "uplift" 
were forgotten or held in contempt. 
Happily, the statement is a misnomer. 
There is a field, and a great field, for 
refined comedy, carrying the humor- 
ous and logical story. 

He who goes through life using one 
faculty to extreme, hops on one foot, 
instead of taking the strong, smooth 
gait of the healthy walker. The man- 
ufacturer who insists on flooding the 
photoplay market with cheap bur- 
lesque, substituting exaggerated and 
forced incident for appealing humor, 
hops on one foot — rides a hobby, as 
it were. 

Before this stream of burlesque 
"falls," "funny" chases, and knock- 
down-and-drag-out action, is ended, 
the misguided manufacturer, who is 
deriding refined comedy, may discover 
that he who is always exploiting one 
theme, and a poor theme at that, is 
crowding the better things of life — 
imagination, fancy, reason, wit and 
feeling — into very narrow quarters. 

With the further introduction of 
the "slap-stick" comedy, the person 
who does things with drums, trom- 
bones, sand-paper, cow-bells and 
squeaking whistles is again to the fore- 
front. The crash of cymbals accom- 
panies the forced falls of the Irish 
comedian, and the jangles of the cow- 
bells melodify the "ludicrous inci- 
dent" of the photoplay burlesque. - 

And in the meantime, the quiet, 
convincing comedies of the Vitagraph, 

(Continued on page 154. 

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My! but Carlyle Blackwell was a busy bee when I caught him at his new studios at 
East Hollywood. He was just about to start on his first play there, and the 
whole company was jumping around and helping matters. With a brand new 
stage, property room, scenery and company, Mr. Blackwell had just got to the pro- 
ducing stage. Carlyle 
vines and flowers 
C. Rhys Fryce" 
a scenario, a n d 
breathed corn- 
well changed 
ing — for he has 
that was done 
dress-suit, w e 

"Yes, it 
said, "but we 
and we are all 

Here are 
me about his past, 
"past" about 
1 y 1 e Blackwell, 
assiduous work 
his chosen profes- 

"I first had the 
College, and at the 
Elich Stock Corn- 
acting school, by 
went straight to 
Stock Company in New 
with them for fifty- 
valuable all-round 
followed a long period of 
comedies and musical 
and out of New York, 
Gay White Way;' 'Brown 
'Right of Way,' and 
with Bertha Kalich." 

"Well, then came an 
the pictures. I was very 
eventually went with the 
with which company I 
some eight months. Yes, 
successful, and I left 
and joined the Kalem 
have been with them 
now and played leads 

In answer to my 

led me to the pretty cottage, covered with 
into a comfortable office, where Colonel 
was putting the finishing touch to 
into a dressing-room which 
fort all over it. As Mr. Black- 
from the overalls he was wear- 
had a hand in everything 
— to an irreproachable 

has been hard work," he 
have a well-appointed studio, 
by ourselves." 
some of the things he told 
It seems funny to write 
such a young fellow as Car- 
but he has won his spurs by 
and study, and is at the top of 
sion right now. 
desire to be an actor at Cornell 
age of nineteen I joined the 
pany in Denver, a capital 
the way. From there I 
the Keith and Proctor's 
York and remained 
two weeks — an in- 
experience. Then 
dramas, light 
comedies in 
including 'The 
of Harvard,' 
short season 
"And then?" 
offer to go into 
doubtful, but 
Vitagraph , 
remained f o r 
I w as q u it e 
the Vitagraph 
Company. I 
for three years 
all the time." 
question as 
topi a y s h e 
'The Honor Sys- 

to which of his pho- 

thought his best, Carlyle quoted "The Redemption." "The Invaders, 

tern," "Intemperance," "Fate's Caprice" and "The Wayward Son." 

"And now what are your plans?" I asked. 

"I am going to devote myself to society dramas and light comedies principally. 1 
am very fond of both. It is mv intention to get the best stories obtainable and to try 
and live up to the high ideals I have set as my standard. I have pleasant surroundings 
and a loval companv, so we ought to be able to accomplish something good.' 

I think he will— I am sure be will. He is deadly in earnest and full of a quiet. 
purposeful energy. Above the medium height, slim and good-looking, and as well 
dressed a man as there is on the stage to-day. Carlyle Blackwell manages to express 
himself on the screen as well as any man I know. Regarding his company s loyalty 




tiic studio radiates contentment and comfort as well as energy, and all this win be 
reflected in the pictures which win be released i»y the Kalem Company. 

lie is ;i pleasant companion and a cheerful personality, and his usefulness t<> tin* 
world of pictures has bul begun. 

i .-mi dow u r «Miiu r to smoke thai cigar be gave me to get rid of me I will ha 
little chat with that Englishman, "Colonel" < '. Rhys Pryce, who la such a goodfellow 
and Carlyle'a righMiand man. I may gel another cigar. k. \v. 


Win \ :i girl of eighteen leaves ber comfortable borne in Missouri to come alone 
to New York with nothing bul the courage of ber own convictions and a 
overwhelming desire to act; when she works and studies and then beg 
career far below even the lowest rung of the bidder of success, and. all unaided, climbs 
lorlously to the top, donl you think she deserves a whole lot of credit? And Rosemary 


Theby has not finished climbing 
take ap her studies at a 
there, she had Intended 

stock, hut a Friend gave 
directors at the vita- 
eled d o w n to the 

tor, who held out 
Bul picl o re work 
t'n. n over her. and 

stage and started in 

fore a camera. It 

given nothing to do 

super for a long time, yet 

she anally attained the honor 

cap mid apron, she felt that she 

footing at last. With this -ill 

teoric flighl to -lory, hut a stern, 
••what shall we talk about?" 
BOrshlp? I><> I approve, or do 
it doesn't matter in the least, one 

hut. frankly. I dont I One of tlu 

ever made was Beverely cen 
The Reincarnation of 
was beautiful '." 
then that it was brought 


thru :i member 
gra pi' ( '""i 
pro minence, 
t erpretatton 
I be 
•i haven't 
she announced 

•( di. 1 know lt'8 

h .i \ o one, b u t 

;i lot o |* t i ill I 

iiiu," she added, reflect 
:i lot of time tor one 
5Tou aee, i am at the Btudl 
must jump Into i ther." 

I noticed several beautiful gowns lying across a chair, and the conversation turned 
aaturallj to clothes. i like to bave well looking and becoming things to wear at all 
times, altho I never follow the extreme In fashion. But outside of dressing my parts 
suitably, i donl care one whit about dress. I am far more comfortable and hap] 
i :im now." I be laughed she struck at her russet boots with her riding-crop. 

That laugh seemed to convey the Information thai comfort and happiness are Car 
more essential to tin- girl than mere "gauds and chiffons." And then, too, she h:is 
ire beauty and popularity, which go ■ long way In this world. 
I yon saj that i am an ardent admirer of Mary Puller? i think she la splen- 
did." * I there was no mistaking the warmth of the tribute paid bo generously. 

a looked at Miss Theby, who is ever s «i much younger out of pictures tium 

>very day 

ii am 

y< i. She came to New York t<> 

dramatic school. Upon leaving 

trying for an engagement in 

her a note to one of the 

graph Company, she trav- 

Btudio, and met the dJ 

but scant encouragement. 

soon exerted its fascina- 

siie forgot all about the 

to learn how t" ;e 

meant that s li e Was 

hut filling in as a 

she didn't care. When 

of donning a maid's 

really had B C C UTC d a 

k it has been no me- 

Ek uphill battle. 

\ she asked — " 
£% not? Of eon 
\ way or the other, 
"j finest pictures 
jH sored — I mean 
Wk Karma' — and it 

B remembered 

this picture 

Mi-- Theby, 

of t he Vita- 
p a n y. into 

for her flue ln- 

Of "Qui ne- 

snake woman, 
a motor • 

s ti d d e n 1 y . 
the thin. 

haven't I spend 

h «. r's e b a e k . 
ively. "That la, 
busy a- 1 am. 
Carcely done with one part wh( 



she seems in them, I wondered why it had happened that she became identified so 
early in her career with heavy-villainess sort of parts. Probably because she wa 
good type, for adventuresses are still brunettes, and Miss Theby is very dark. 

After two successful years with the Yitagraph Company, during which she re- 
ceived many good notices for parts intelligibly and carefully rendered, Miss Theby 
joined the Reliance forces. While here she did a great deal of work, appearing in 
practically one out of every two films released. And now she is playing in the Lubin 
films, opposite to the ever-popular young leading man and director, Harry Myers, and 
the combination is an exceptionally good one. 

"St. Louis — that's my home-town. I have a mother and father there, and lots of 
friends and relatives scattered all over the city. Lonely?" She paused. "Well, no1 
now. But when I first came to New York it was quite a different story. I felt that 
in such a big city so small an atom as myself would be caught up in the rush and 
bustle and lost for all time. My poor little ambition that had seemed so great and 
fine out West, all crumbled to nothing. What chance had I in a city where so many 
were working and striving? But this mood did not last long, I'm happy to say, and 1 
soon had my shoulder to the wheel and just plugged on." 

And I could not help but feel that no matter where she goes, Rosemary Theby will 
always "plug on," just because that is the kind of girl she is. M. B. Harvey. 


"T"^v lease remember to spell 

Y-* my last name with a 

■*• 'z' twice," said Miss 
Gonzalez (there, I did it the 
first time!), "because that is 
aristocratic Spanish ; spelled 
with an 's,' it is plebeian 
Mexican." And there you 
have the Vitagraph Western 
juvenile leading lady on her 
touchy topic, for she's a 
Southern Californian so far 
back that a pair of her an- 
cestors were the first couple 
to be married in the old Mis- 
sion of Los Angeles. 

From these temperament- 
al, fiery Latins, Miss Gonza- 
lez loves to trace her own 
dramatic ability. She was a 
singer first, a professional 
church singer, but she longed 
for more responsive audi- 
ences, and so the stock com- 
panies of Los Angeles claimed 
her for a while. These were 
her only experiences on the 
unsilent stage ; next came the 
Motion Pictures — but that 
was an evolution. 

It was Paul de Longpre 
who, painting Miss Gonzalez's 
face, discovered its varying 
expressions; then an artist- 
photographer, alert for a new 
subject upon which to train 
his camera, discovered the 
piquant features of the girl, and to capture photographically their fleeting, elusive 
beauty became to him at one time an obsession and a distraction. It was he who 
suggested Motion Pictures as a profession to Miss Gonzalez, and now, successful as she 
is, she is grateful for this advice. She is versatile, too, for besides a talented throat 
(which, however, registers naught on the screen), she has some very gifted feet — two, 
to be exact — and with these same feet twinkling she can brave the rankest critic in 
dancing that ever sneered; any kind of dancing, too, tho, with the addition of easl 
on her fingers, an onlooker might easily bethink himself in the Alhambra, with the 



sun of Spain warming things op Just around the corner. she can handle any kind • f 
;i musical Instrument, ais... which even In the pictures bate b convincing pi 

a year covers the time of Miss Myrtle Gonzalez's Motion Picture experience, and 
in thai time she ii.-is come to two positive conclusions -ht- wants t<> become an em.. 
ttonal leading lady and to remain a Wtagrapn Westerner! Mast h. o'< 


Winn I arrived at the 
Imp studio, where 
Mr. Baggol I -lav- his 

r. Baggol play 
leads and directs his own 
pictures, that very hn-y man 

was rehearsing, and I agreed 

with pleasure to wait and 
watch. It was a tiny snatch 
"I' a scone that I witnessed 
supposed, I Imagine, to he 
just a moment of unbearable 
stress in a poor man's life, 
but one got a big glimpse of I 
whole world of pain in tin- 
way he carried it off. I was 
so absorbed in the drama that 
he was conveying that I for- 
got to concentrate on the 
things one who lias not 
Kim: l'.;i^nt in the 
would want to know. And I 
was called to oarth hy a voice 

Dear at h a n d exclaiming 
in tones of rep resse d excite- 
ment: "Aint lie diiHnguished- 
looking, t h o ! M)it lie 

The exclamatory admirer 

was a little old woman, whose 

eyes shone with her tribute, 
and she had made, unwit- 
tingly, a tine saimminir-up. 

six foot in height, 185 
pounds in weight, with direct, 
blue eyes, ami hair verging 
between a blond and brown, 

there is. withal, a simplicity 

about Kinu r Baggol a clean-cut dignity that is as unique as n is charming. And 

when he spoke I found that his appearance did not belle his manner. Von would Uke 

bim yon couldn't help it. And while we sre dwelling on personal appearance right in 

the middle Of his forehead, there is a streak of snowy white amid the brown hair. 

y..ii'\«- probably noticed it. Mr. Baggol says that he has been avalanched with letters 
of Inquiry and doubt as to its being natural "despite the fact." as he somewhat rue- 

rullj Infon i me. "that it's growing bigger every year.'" i assured him that I would 

vouch for it- being nn absolute and unassisted reality. 

We faced each other in big office chairs, and Mr. Baggot smoked a- we talked, ami 

"i" ol the first tiling he told me was that his name of "Kim:" is not a Stage nam- 

ommonly supposed, but his mother's maiden name. His own name, in full, is 
William Kin- Baggot 

ih- was born mimI educated in St Louis, and he was on the stage nine j 
before ent< ring the Movie world. Perhaps yon have seen him in the flesh, for lie pi. 
with tii- Liebler Company in "Salomy .lane." in 'The Bishop's Carriage," in "The 
s<|ii.i\\ Man" :ind also in support of Wilton Lackaye. 

been on the screen about four and a half years, and he writes practically all 

Is own scenarios, nnd, Incidentally, u-i\es considerable time t«> the study of in-* 
11 • Alms, m four reeler, written in collaboration, is to he released shortly. 

Is entitled "Absinthe." it was taken in Paris, where, by the way, Mi and 

"inpan.v have lately been. 

while taking the picture, most of the acting was done on the streets, and not one 

ntniin ,1 Ofl /., 

There are two subjects just now 
more widely discussed on the 
theatrical "Rialto" than any 
other at this period. One is the im- 
promptu speech at a Friars' dinner, 
in which the elongated and much 
married De Wolf Hopper uttered a 
vigorous protest against the modern 
trend of stage realism — the substance 
of which was the query : 

"It is not Where shall we go? but 
Where can we go? that confronts the 
playgoer in an effort to choose a play- 
house where he can safely attend with 
his family.' ' 

The other topic of conversation 
whenever stage folk congregate is — 
the near approach of the conversion of 
the Criterion Theater, in the heart of 
the playhouse zone, into a permanent 
home for the exploitation of Vita- 
graph films, and there are not a few 
who believe that, with the advent of 
the film magnate as a direct bidder for 
the public's favor in palatial Broad- 
way playhouses, Mr. Hopper's daring 
question, which has already echoed 
thru the breadth of the land, will be 
answered. Stranger things can hap- 
pen than that the men who have 
achieved fame and fortune as the 
pioneers of a vast industry, and the 
birth of a new yet compelling art, 
will solve the intricate problems which 
have caused catering to the public's 
entertainment to become far more 
risky as far as the speaking stage is 
concerned than at any time since 
those days when the stage calling was 
regarded with suspicion. 

That the Vitagraph Company is 
eminently fitted to establish the first 
permanent photoplayhouse of high 
grade in the theater zone none can 
doubt, for what the Vitagraph Com- 
pany is today is due solely to an un- 
compromising and inviolable policy in 
which business rectitude combined 
with a catholic fairness lias character- 
ized its operations for well-nigh 

eighteen years. The writer recalls the 
early struggles of the company's 
officers in those days when the Motion 
Picture was regarded as a mere toy, 
when the "chase" and slapstick 
buffoonery formed the incentive for 
the camera man's productivity. The 
Vitagraph people then occupied a 
small room in a downtown office- 
building; its stock company com- 
prised six persons, including the three 
proprietors, who often helped out with 
the acting. 

Today the Vitagraph Company is 
an institution of such vast propor- 
tions that any attempt to describe its 
scope and immensity would require a 
volume. Yet, with all its develop- 
ment, there has been no change in 
the basic policy which Messrs. Rock, 
Blackton and Smith established in the 
little Nassau Street office, a policy 
that had for its standard-bearer a 
determination never to permit on the 
screen a picture that the founders of 
the company would not willingly 
place permanently in their own 

With its more than 150 players, in 
eluding no less than thirty former 
members of Charles Frohman's forces, 
and fully a score of erstwhile stars 
of the speaking stage, who shall say 
that the advent of the "Life Por- 
trayal" camera man in Long Acre 
Square is not timely? The "team 
work" of John Bunny and Flora 
Finch, and the mellowed artistry 
of Sydney Drew, Maurice Costello, 
James Lackaye and their colleagues 
express the superlative mode of ar- 
tistic procedure that today obtains in 
the modern film studio. But the Vita- 
graph Company did not aim to have 
its own playhouse until it had a mes- 
sage to address to that overwhelming 
majority of mankind that admires its 
productivity on the screen. There 
will be something more than a mere 
luxurious playhouse in an acknowl- 

(Continued on page 152) 

,n^ Jessie I^Pa^kbr^ 

Tfeey 1'afcof ' the;- ds^ge;^ of tr 5 ®^ 
vBy &ip<sfeip, ,by Mz&m&foip, by r°^l , 
IHlow tfee ur^coiGquere^ forces of i&&tui°e^ 

'C^sm^sF m>&&'§> pur^y power p^ev&il 

m ■-'• 

'-■'.. . .-. + .*. 

owjopmyp^ptrlk fqure>d little, d&ngej? 
Ai^d Iv& ti° 4 ivgle,d £>om>e,,tooj& r&y d&y ; 
^uO&ofe&ip. of;ifei[Me^d fc&§>bee& ii&juped, 

v TotT a, ac&i^aoei riiy body display. 

Artd iW^ze^d oj% Efce kiste Rocky Mm 

Ir& r°aptupe viewed Yellowstone F&r°k/i 
Se^em tke beauty &^d mdstet of Nj&sat 8 ^ 
Ar^>d tka mysteries of M^ram.otte C&ved&r^ 

itec. Atlantic fe&£> spread out before r&e, 
"Sjokirtx &rsd pyp&m>id,too te&ve, II ^eete, 



n>d,of c&§>tle§>,c&ttee,dr°&ls &rad statues, ji 
Few k&v<e viewed m>ope tfc&ra E fcaveil wee&. 

YeL n^ou fired mz km wholesale &nd keai°ly. 
Umrr&p&ired from, my te&t toircy to my boot: ; 
M^y 2 &sk,fpjend,youp method of brave) p fl 
' Traveled &li by the Moving Film Route: 

1914 has been rung in, and before it is rung out let us make 
it fairly resound with our opinions — enthusiasms — witticisms. 
And, if they do not all find a haven in this department, remember 
that they do reach their destined goal. And so, have faith and 
some day you will have space. 

A. S. Hardy writes us that he wants "to be one of the 
bunch," and he makes his debut with the following lines .to 
Lillian Walker. Salutations, Mr. Hardy ! 


f all the girls I've seen tonight 

On the Motion Picture screen. 
There's only one who has proven her right 
To be my Picture Queen. 

I saw her in a scene with a child — 

Her smile was all divine ; 
The love of little children touched 

This Picture Queen of mine. 

Now, I'll admit my choice of queen, 

Altho I'm not much of a talker — 
The daintiest girl I've ever seen 

Is smiling Lillian Walker. 

E. V. Fortney, Kingwood, W. Va.. submits a toast to John 
Bunny as sincere, if not as obviously full of sentiment, as the 
one to William Russell : 

£3 ore's to the man who makes life sunny, 

Here's to the man who'd be rich without money. 
Here's to the map who makes the sad funny, 
Here's to our favorite of all men-— John Bunny! 




'Anonymous" resents, even in ill 
successor to Florence Lawrence : 

abstract, the thought of a 

s time goes on, the changes come, 

Ami old, familiar Faces go — 
New ones appear, and stay awhile. 

Then vanish from the pfaotoahow. 
We find their places ably filled, 

I'.ui 'twould tin as with abhorrence 
To even see some one attempl 

To Bncceed onr Florence Lawrence. 


James Vanborn Murphy sends us a letter iu which he ex- 
presses opinions, various and versatile. Follow some excerpts: 

First, I like the Greenroom Jottings, because it contains Mich Inter- 
esting items of people I know in playerdom. The Answer Man. Musings 
of the Photoplay Philosopher and Letters to the Editor are wonderfuL 

My favorite actress is Mary Plckford, the Princess of the Screen, 
I was pleased to see her photograph on the November cover. Next, I 

like Florence Lawrence, hut <1<» net see her any more. I wish she would 

return to Lubln and play opposite Arthur Johnson, 

My Favorite companies are American. EQdison, ESssanay, Vltagrapfa 
and Lubln. I think the Latter two produce some of the best society 

dramas. "When the Karlh Trembled" ( Luhin i is the hot play 1 have 
ever seen, etc., etc. 

Edna Krehs, Albany, N. Y., tells us in her letter thai she 

knows we print only "one poem in i'XiTy hundred. 1 nit please let 
mine l>e one thai you will print." It is only about one in every 
hundred thai we have space to print — we're always glad to do it 
— and here goes: 


f all the actors I've ever Been 

Take part in photoplays, 
There's one I like above them all — 

His looks, his smiles. Ids kingly \va.\-. 

.\ Broncho war play's not complete 
Unless Joe Kind's the lead : 

1 le lias no equal when he does 

a soldier's noble deed. 

So hero's BUCCesS (,» niv favorite. 
And the sum,, to the magazine : 

And here's ••: 1 luck to the Answer Man. 

Who told mo the name of the Broncho King. 

That Romaine Fielding is convincing in Ids realism is 

attested lo iii the extract from this letter: 

i would like to Bay a word of praise tor Bomalne Fielding's acting 
in "The Harmless < me." A friend of mine told me thai a l *real crasj man" 
acted in it. Of course, --lie doesn'1 know the names of any of the actors 
in the Lubln Company, and it goes to -how how wonderfully be took the 
part i mu it later, and t think I never -aw such a fine hit of finished 
a< i inu' in m\ life, etc., ••!<•. 

Chicago, III. Kathabiot Spbinoeb 



L. H. T., of Washington, D. C, links the hands of Maurice 
Costello, Lillian Walker and Warren Kerrigan in the following 
little triplet of verse : 

ere's to our hero with dimples and curls, 
Liked by the men, loved by the girls, 
Handsome and manly — a lovable fellow — 
Long life to our favorite, Maurice Costello ! 

Ticture a, lady all dimples and smiles — 
The prettiest girl in the country for miles ; 
As an actress we all must admit she's a corker 
This tribute for you, Miss Lillian Walker! 

Man's praise of man is a double tribute, because there is no 
lurking sentimentality in it. It is, therefore, a pleasure to print 
Mr. Edward A. Lifka's verse to J. W. Kerrigan: 


hen the years become but mem'ries 

And our lives draw near their ends ; 
When our loved ones may have vanished, 

Gone from us faithful friends ; 
When the hair, now dark or golden, 

Has become a white or gray, 
And the eyes, so filled with lustre, 

Lose their brightness on Life's way; 
When the cheeks, now smooth as velvet, 

Wrinkle with the passing years, 
And the heart, tho known to gladness, 

Knows as well the fount of tears ; 
When the lips that gave the kisses 

To the ones we loved the best 
Know no more the lips which met them, 

'Cause the loved ones are at rest — 
Ah ! my friend, this all will happen, 

And the years are all too few ; 
There'll be those who wont remember, 

Yet, my friend, I'll think of yon. 

Here are a few donts from G. C. K., who remarks in 
addition to the verse that the aforesaid donts are not faults by 
any means — on the contrary: 


out be so pretty, Alice Joyce, 

You make me awfully jealous; 
Dont be so winning, Mary F., 

You're getting all the fellows ; 
Dont act so awful, Mabel N., 

You're always being naughty: 
Please sbow your dimples, Lillian, 

And do not be so haughty. 
Now there is still another dont, 

And, much to my regret, 
I say to Helen Gardner, 

Dont smoke that cigaret! x 


PQPUI^^^Y3 ^ppLAYE^5^ ^^ 

Eleanor II. Loring, of Pasadena, Cal., sends in a loving 
tribute to Little Helen Costello, and Bays in an accompanying 
letter thai enough people do doI realize whal a "real little artist 
Bhe is." This verse should bring thai realization nearer home: 

When tin- Long day's work Is over, oftentimes I go 

And Mt among the j pie in a .Motion Picture show. 

I watch the many Bhadows aa they pass across the screen, 

And wall Impatiently until m childish face Is seen; 

Then I forget the music, forget the happy throng — 

I < » 1 1 1 \ know thai she Is there, the one E've 1< »\ «■<! so long. 

I w;iicii her every movement as she plays her little part; 

For altho Bhe's just a kiddie, she's the Idol of my heart 

Eyes as bright as stars she has a mass of curly hair — 

A dimpled smile thai makes of her a favorite everywhere, 

And, tho I know It's useless, whenever she is seen 

There comes a tender yearning for this child-star of the screen. 

in years to come in pictures most radiant she*]] Bhine — 

Dear little Helen Costello, may every joy be thine! 

Undivided laurels here — strict impartiality — mosl welcome 
praise : 

TO -M. P. M. 

I love to see the Movies. 

'Cause I'm ;i Movie fan, 
And love to read the questions 

Tut to the Answer Man. 

1 like to read the stories, 
So thrilling, and so sweet, 

And each and every hero 
I low eagerly 1 greet ! 

I like the Greenroom Jottings, 
I like the pictures, too — 

in fact, I like 'most everything 
In the M. P. M. right thru. 

( leveland. 


Bruce Peifer, of Santa Monica, Cal., exhibits a keen si 
of humor thus ■ 

M..H.I Darkfeather and Frank Montgomery direct and act together, 

Working always side by side, fair or stormy weather; 

Let us suppose she left his Co., and, Prank-ly, he'd disown 

i wonder whether 11 would be that Monty would beMON \ 

This is a lamenl indeed! Even the inspiration must see the 
l»ni bos: 


• ii iv :il\\ :i\ B in ni\ heart, 

But j ou're net er bj my Bide : 

^> ou're :ilw :>> 8 in ni.v niiml 

Many times for yon I've sighed. 

l cant i cant forget you, 

Tho I've tried, and tried, and tried; 

You're always always In mj heart, 

But 3 ou're aever by my side. 

St. Paul Minn. wLM.N 


Many things have already been 
said regarding the silent drama, 
its history and growth, bnt so 
far there has been little attempted 
concerning the standard type of 
drama, which will endure to futurity. 

Years .and years ago, before the 
drama attained any literary reputa- 
tion, the people could be entertained 
by choruses or by the morality plays, 
which were selected from certain 
parts of the Bible and always meant 
to portray vice and virtue, or evil 
and good. But the idea of simple en- 
tertainment and preachment was ban- 
ished from their minds as quickly as 
the people became more educated, and 
with this transition came the disap- 
pearance of the cold, dull vices and 
virtues, and the real, breathing char- 
acters of history took their places. 

Today, we are laboring under a 
similar condition of affairs, tho repre- 
sented by the literary education of 
the times. There is one class of 
people who attend the theater simply 
for love of entertainment and a place 
to spend their time, while another 
class go there in the hope of learning 
something from life portrayals. It 
is this latter type of theater-goer that 
should be encouraged, for it is his or 
her opinion that brings the drama up 
to a high standard. 

The consciousness of life often ex- 
presses itself in a feeling of bondage, 
and the constant effort in life is to 
remove that chain or bondage. Man 
feels that time and space and affairs 
of society limit him, and he slaves to 
remove these limitations. He has a 
lust for great power, and, being 
enslaved, perhaps by environment, 

strives to subdue the earth. Tt is 
inherent in man to seek to pass from 
under the yoke, whether it be civil, 
social or moral bondage. 

If it be civil bondage, he fights 
against conditions, and his nature is 
changed according to his success. If 
it be social, he may be ruled over by 
masters, but he will strike out, even 
tho the odds be heavily against him. 

If it be moral, the demands of 
his nature are in evidence. He is 
continuously controlled by his pas- 
sions and appetites, which create a 
steady struggle — a struggle within a 
struggle, or the head against the 
heart, the real against the ideal. It 
is just such thoughts and deeds that 
pave the way for the psychological 
drama, which in itself is the basis of 
all drama, owing to the broad field 
that it can cover. 

Man experiences fear, sorrow, re- 
morse, hunger, anger, pain, joy, hilar- 
ity, anxiety, love, hatred, passion and 
appetite, all of which, we are told, 
originate in the mind, or ps.ychic cen- 
ters of the brain, where each is inter- 
preted thru special nerves to the 
respective places in our* human mech- 
anism, where they assert themselves 
in various reactions. It is this splen- 
did complex arrangement that gives 
us such wonderful opportunity to 
display them on the screen. 

Now, all the above-mentioned psy- 
chological traits, and hundred's of 
others too numerous to mention, limit 
man in his struggle to survive against 
himself or against his fellow man: 
which opens up another field for 
examples of this form of drama. 
Every time man is limited, and the 




means by which he is limited, a 
chance is given for a definite triangle 
to be formed, and the triangle to sug- 
gest a plot. Be may be Limited by 
love, cither spiritual or physical; he 
may be limited by greed or desire for 
gain; In- may be limited by hatred 
or desire for vengeance; he may be 
limited by sorrow or n -morse for 
some past action, by poverty or 
Deed, by hilarity or weakness from 
other indulgences, and he may be 
limited thus in the many hundreds of 
other- ways, each of whieli forms the 

triangle of specified Logic. For we 

have given the man his weakness or 
his problem, and his attempt to cure 
it or to fall before it. 

One of the best examples of this, 
and which gives US one great form of 
drama, is called tragedy. Tragedy is 
the portrayal of some breach in the 
moral law. with a. fatal ending. The 
tragic hero is the man or woman who 
is at odds with fate, or who is limited 
by the bondage already mentioned. 
The fatal ending is caused by the 
death of the tragic hero, who must 
succumb to the inevitable. 

Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist 
of all times, gained his wonderful rep- 
utation by his use of psychological 
situations, wherein the characters 
were made to show the innermost 
working of their minds, and he gave 
to the world the truest conceptions 
of the greal Limitations of mankind. 

In Shakespeare's Macbeth, in that 

greal speech: "Come, scaling night. 

to cover up the eye of pitiful day," 

we see the Workings of a mind filled 
with joy of anticipation of his own 

personal gain, fear of discovery, re- 
morse at the thoughts of the black 
deeds, and a general sympathetic 
feeling for himself. 

If the psychological drama is the 

great representative of tl and 

that which creates comment ami 
thought, then in the same manner it 

should supplant the greater form of 

common entertainment in the silent 
drama. "With thinking authors com- 
ing into the held, the present out look- 
is very promising. 

When an actor or an actresi is 
spoken of as being great in emotional 
roles, it is his or her ability to inter- 
pret psychological traits. And it is a 
law as old as the hills and must be 
adhered to for the best results, so let 
us encourage the various film com- 
panies to spend their time in perfect- 
ing their production along these lines. 
It* we must compete with time, then 
let the Motion Picture be rightly 
called an art. and, if it is to be 
called an art. then the chaste and 
rigid rules governing art must be 

As a fitting conclusion to this 
appeal to reason for reasoi s sake, 
let us bear in mind Whit! 
great quotation, which shows us 

man's frailty and humanity, and his 

sometimes futile struggle to better 

of all Bad words of tongue or pen, 
The Baddest are these: "it might 



Perplexing la my task, 
a favor i would ask 
Please buy this r< 
i ><> n->t send it back 
'I'.. the same old shack : 
Yuii*\ e purchased woi 
■ me «•!!<• requ< 

5 I k i love tin- best 

poodness' sake H- 
N <i me a check, 

in be a w reck 
Ing op the photoplay . 



in my daily walk 
I bear picture talk 

in t he <t<>iv> and out upon the 
For my only pleasure 
Nickels now 1 treasure, 

So my picture idols i can greet 

Artists ell tile screen. 
The best that can be Been, 

Doing in. ire to please the crowds ea b day. 
Amusement of the best 

\\ here .me ami all can rest, 

While gating a! ihe dear old photoplay 

The year just past has seen some remarkable changes in Motion 
Pictures, but the year to come will doubtless see just as many, 
and perhaps more important ones. Bigger and better men have 
joined the profession, and those already in it have come to feel that the Motion 
Picture industry is one of stupendous proportion and of almost limitless 
possibilities, which thought has proved an incentive to better things. Not 
only has the quality of the pictures improved, but the standard has been 
raised, until now the very best efforts of everybody are demanded. There 
are many causes for this : one is competition, and another is that the Motion 
Picture public have gradually been educated up to a high standard. No 
longer may a manufacturer put on the market anything he chooses; no longer 
must an exhibitor show any film that is given him by the exchanges; and no 
longer can an exhibitor force his patrons to see what they do not want to see. 
It has come to that pass when the public go to the proprietor of a photoplay- 
house and state their demands, and when the proprietor goes to the film 
exchange and repeats these demands, and, if the exchange does not comply, 
the exhibitor takes his patronage to another exchange. Nearly every com- 
munity now has two or more playhouses, and if the people are not satisfied 
with one they will patronize another. It is well that certain manufacturers 
have discarded the idea that the photodrama is merely to amuse ; that it is a 
brother of the circus and a substitute for the old-fashioned, sensational melo- 
drama of the gallery gods. In the early days, the makers of Motion Pictures 
appealed only to the ignorant, uncultured "low-brows," whereas now they 
realize that their patrons are largely composed of the best people in the 
world. The result is such high-class dramas as "Love's Sunset," which will 
be appreciated just as much by the college president as by the poor hod- 
carrier, for the language of the heart is universal. While very few plays, if 
any, will excel "Love's Sunset," for some time to come, and while we shall 
see many poor plays now and then, we must all admit that the general 
standard is much higher than ever before, and that it is to go still higher. 

Macaulay says that "the real object of the drama is the exhibition of 
the human character." Whether this is true or not, it is quite clear that 
characterization is an item worthy of profound consideration on 
the part of photoplay writers, manufacturers, script editors, di- 
rectors and players. Some of these seem to think that all that is 
required is a story. That is a mistake. The time has come when 
picture patrons demand more than a mere story: they demand 
characterization and fine acting. The leading parts in most of the 
photodramas are nothing more than "walking parts," which any 
actor or actress could do quite as well as our stars do them. A pi 
like Warren Kerrigan, for example, is doubtless capable o\ % doing 

Musings op- the- Pho toplay Pmilosophe-r. 


excellenl work, if given the chance, l>ut bow seldom do we see him in a p 
thai requires really greal acting. And as for the leading women, many of 
them Beem to think thai all thai is required of them is to look pretty, to di 
elegantly, and to Bmile sweetly. Ami who has failed to observe a certain 
sameness to their emotions 1 Do they not always weep in the same manner, 
and depicl fear, surprise, remorse, etc., in the same way thai they <li<l in the 
lasl piece we saw : Yet. i-vi-vy character they portray is supposed to be differ- 
rll i from any other. It' you have seen Romaine Fielding in "The Clod." you 
will understand what 1 mean by characterization. Here was a type; some- 
thing different; a unique character. It was not the Bame Romaine Fielding 

that we had seen in any other play. As another example, take Harry Moivy 
in "The Wreck" — WOUld yon qoI say that this was an entirely differenl 

Morey from the many others yon have seen .' There are altogether too few of 

these plays iii which the players have an opportunity really to act. So. per- 
haps, Macaulay was righ.1 after all. 


A greal deal is being said in favor of more "educationals." I wonder if 
those editors and reformers who are so active in this line realize that probably 
a Large majority of photoplay patrons do not want educational* Have yon 
uever sal and heard a long Bigh from your neighbor when a "scenic" or 
"educational" is announced on the screen.' Everybody is in favor of educa- 
tional pictures— for the other fellow ! Tlie Edison idea of handling educational 
Bubjects, however, is an excellent one. Here we gel education intermixed with 

entertainment, which is the equivalent of a BUgar-COated pill — We get the 
benefits of the medicine minus its had taste. There is no doubl in the world 
thai .Motion Pictures are wonderfully well adapted for educational purp< 
and that they will he much more utilized in the future than they have in the 
past. Pictures make one think, and it is well known that the best teacher is 
the one who makes the pupil think for himself. The most useful hook is the 
one thai sets the reader's think- works in motion. It is pleasant to Bee or to 
read that which confirms your opinions, bu1 it is more profitable to see or to 

read that which leads the mind to unexplored tiehls. There are too many 

torpid minds in the world that are content to let others do their thinking for 
them. Cobwebs in the brain catch no thoughts, 

I believe thai it was Ila/.litt who observed, "II is remarkable how virtuous 
ami generously disposed every one is at the play," which was a \< 
observation ami one that should make the enemies of the drama reconsider. 

We li1 and look, or listen, as the case may he. and we weep, tremble, resent. 

rejoice, or are inflamed. Some ^\' us are more affected than others, for some 
of ns are more emotional and demonstrative, bu1 we all feel the same. 
And in ever} good playhouse there is always a 
certain Peeling of comradeship, of human sympathy, 
of kindliness, of fellow Peeling, thai is all-pervad- 
ing, ami it is good. It' the plays are all uplifting or 
enjoyable, ami the surroundings congenial, this 
Peeling is emphasi 

We .ii' never as good as we Bhoutd he. if we 
do not tr\ to be better than we were. We Bha 
* better than we are, if we do not trj to be 

than we w i 


Musings op the- PmoToplay Philosopher 

It appears that the high cost of living is going down, but the cost of 
high living remains the same. Many people became vegetarians during 
the recent hard times because meat was so dear. There is one good reason 
why we cannot all be vegetarians, even if we would. In the first place, there 
are not enough vegetables in the world to feed everybody, and in the second 
place there is not enough land on which to grow the vegetables. Meat is con- 
centrated vegetable food. Again, we must have leather, wool, feathers, horn, 
ivory, fur, kid, hides, hair, bone, etc., for our various needs, and to get 
these usually means the death of the animals. So, we put their coverings out- 
side, their flesh inside. Vegetarianism is good enough for poets, artists, 
philosophers and preachers, but the strenuous, virile, fighting, aggressive man 
requires meat. From a sympathetic, humanitarian standpoint, it is cruel to 
kill animals for our stomach's sake, and when we think of the poor, bleating 
lambs, and of the beautiful, mild-eyed deer, and so on, it does seem that we 
should live and let live ; but, at the same time, we must not let our sympathies 
run away with us, else we may be pitying the poor tomato, and the beautiful 
wheat, and we may even fear to tread on a blade of grass ; for who knows but 
that the plants have feelings just as animals have ? 

Simply to be good is simply to be bad. We must do good as we' 
good ; for he who is not good for something is good for nothing. 

as to be 

So far as I am concerned, down with melodrama in photoplays, unless it 
be genuine melodrama, and not "yellowdrama." The two are often confused. 
Melodrama is as old as the Greeks, and originally was performed to the 
accompaniment of incidental and emotional music. In the course of time, it 
came to be defined as a drama of a highly romantic or sensational nature. 
Perhaps the best distinction between drama and melodrama, in its present-day 
sense, is that of Mr. Burns Mantle, the New York Evening Mail's dramatic 
critic. He says: "In drama, the characters create the action; in melodrama, 
the action forces the characters thru the piece. " Melodrama, then, in its 
lowest phase consists of an exciting or sensational plot which the characters 
simply carry out. Destiny is arbitrary. Lovers, villains, hero, or heroine, are 
separated, killed off, or united at the will of the author. It is what the ureal 
Grecian playwrights called deus ex machina, the god who came down in a stage 
contrivance from heaven and made away with such characters as were obstruc- 
tions to the development of the plot. In melodrama, such as I wish to 
countenance, and particularly in drama, the plot 
should flow in rightful channels: the theme of 
the play should create characters, and they, thru 
their contending desires, passions, emotions — their 
motives, in other words — should create the plot. 
Drama is only life artistically retold. Poorly 
felt and written drama, weak melodrama, and ^\ 
"yellowdrama" of the sensational type, are 

caricatures and gross exaggerations of the 

beautiful and real depictions of life — the 

thing that ever charms us. 


"3 "Cfte** 
I)RUMKA^iy s 

(Bv SrewAPT &ERar Rowe- 


■ i 

With Ins foot upon the threshold 
of ;i barroom bright and grand, 

Quick one eve 8 man was halted 

By the touch of some one's hand, 
And within that old man's pocket 

Was the price of just one drink. 
So these words to him beseeching 

Could not help but make him think: 

"Take me to the pictures, mister. 

'Cause I want to see the show: 
Ma and Pa, they said I might, sir. 

If I'd find some one to go. 
Oh. I'd like to see the pictures 

And the lessons that they give, 
But. yon see. I can't afford to— 

'lakes all we can get to live." 

Head downcast, the old man listened 

To the prattle of the child. 
Then at last he slowly answered, 

In a kindly voice and mild: 
"Yes. I'll take you to the pictures, 

'Tho 'twill take my last red cent. 
And we'll see the show together— 

Come along,* 1 and so they went. 

Then they sat and saw the pictures 

Show life's calm and then its storm. 
While from out the old ni;in's conscience 

Sprang the spiril of reform. 

For the pictures told how liquor 

< H'teii leads to failure's den. 
And the old man vowed in honor 

That he'd never drink again. 

Win ii :it last the show was ended. 

When its BOIIgfl and Lights had tied. 
And the two were just at Darting, 

This is what the old man said: 
"Boy, you Stopped me on the threshold. 

And ill take the hint and 
Par away from ail temptation, 
in the homeland's golden -low." 


' "I 

Ladies and gentlemen, the following 
short sermons are not intended 
for you at all, but for those sin- 
ners either side of you. Use well 
before shaking. 

As there is no appreciable differ- 
ence when some women remove their 
hats, let us suggest that they also re- 
move their rats or other man-deceiv- 
ing apparatus that tend to lower the 
morals of the audience. 

There is a time for everything, but 
I'll be gosh-darned if it should be 
always ragtime, as the general run of 
picture-show pianists seem to think. 

Rather than wait two minutes for a 
reel to finish, there are those who will 
climb over six or eight people, catch- 
ing their coat buttons in the ladies' 
hair in the next seats, and leaving a 
trail of black and blue shins three 
yards long behind them, besides mak- 
ing nervous people wonder if it's a 
fire or a fit. 

It's a long lane that has no photo- 

Fred Mace's subway scheme be- 
tween New York and San Francisco 
has been condemned as not being on 
the level, Mark Sennet claiming it 
would also be too draughty; and 
where would they get a hole that 
long, anyway? 

There are still evidences of that 
"Jack Dalton" brand of photoplayer 
among us, whose every move is a pose, 
who insists on facing the camera at 
any cost, who wears all disguises on 
and never in, and contains about as 
much deep feeling as an undertaker 
at a funeral. He would learn things 
to his advantage by going among the 
audience oftener and listening to the 
short and ugly expressions he creates. 

With scenarios from the best writ- 
ers in the land, and the cream of the 
theatrical world to play them, the 
legitimate theater is soon to become a 
dream, whereas now it is mostly a 

The crusade for stamping out Mo- 
tion Picture theaters, that started 
some time ago, is a decided success — 
the crusaders are stamping in and out 

Here's to the operator: he's a reel 
sport, always ready to do a good turn 
for us. When everything looks dark 
around us, he's right there with bis 
silver-lining ; and, tho he works with 
a crank, his life is one grand merry- 

Male applicants with lower limbs 
not of regular order, that is, of the 
loop or letter X variety, better not 
apply, as it isn't giving the manager a 
fair chance in the next world. 




For tin- extermination of the house- 
fly, we haven't invented anything 
so far t<> equal that sterling, old- 
fashioned remedy — the winter months. 

"The daily life of the Answer 
Man," by himself, with illustrations. 
Oh, say, wouldn't the Motion Pic- 
ture Magazine readers use up some 
gas, day and electric light on a book 
with that title! 

Unless vim have as much backbone 
as. ;it least, a mud turtle, and a little 
less than absolutely no feeling, your 
chances of a position with a Moving 
Picture company are considerably 
short of a couple. 

Many a man marries a woman, that 
should have bought a dog. 

Don1 become alarmed at the smell 
of smoke in the studio; it's only the 
director correcting an error. 

There are several more pages of 
rules, hut in mosl cases these will do 
the husiness; if not —oil well, there's 
one horn every moment. 

I f Motion Pictures are had for the 
growing child, by all means stop his 


A scenario write?- suggests to have 

a maiden lashed to a church spire, and 
her lover make the rescue from an 

airship. There ba to he a reception to 
this brilliant plaj wright whenever he 

deigns t<> visil a studio. ( >h my. 

About the ouf\ aoticeable opposi 

timi !«• M-»\ i 1 1 lt Pictures oowadaj a is 

tie- furniture mover, ami his moving 

pictures never yei gave you a tin-ill 
of joj . 

The proposed four reel feature en- 
d The Iceman a Paradise/' with 
North Pule for a background has 
ted an epidemic of cold feet, and 

ceilQng the '•chilly shoulder" at 


It is estimated that tin 1 awi 

photoplayer's salary would keep 6 
rabbits, 4 dm-ks, 1<» eats, a nanny- 
goat and :{ elephants in refreshments 

for 2() days, - nights and an after- 
noon. There are others that haven't 
enough left after pay-day to huy the 
canary a hath. 

The photoplay is not a kissim:- 
game, as most young people seem t<» 
think; it is much more like a college 
football game, 1 assure you. 

•'A woman's hair is her crowning 
glory." hut the fellow would never 
have written it if he had evei 
behind some of that "glory" at a 
picture show. 

The best time to apply tor a posi- 
tion is in tlie meantime, shortly after 

Below are some odd remarks 
gathered from "picture-play fans" 
here and there : 

"How can it he real I — they're only 

"She aint that thin, she's only fixed 
Up that way; and them dimples the 
fellow's got is only make-up 

"See that fellow next to the other 
man? Well, he's been (lead for two 
years. Yep. they make pictUl 
ahead so they wont he stuck when any- 
one 'snuffs it.' He fell off one of 
the Alps somewhere in Europe, I 


••(lee. Paw! I'd like to watch the 

fellow wot draws Movin' PictU 

•"Oh ! is that her you think l< 
like me. < h orge .' My ! isn 't she 

"No, sir! One man couldn't know 
that much. I 'II bet there's a d 
Answer .Men. There's got to he. he- 
Cause there's thousands and thousand^ 

of answers L r <> ont every day in the 


•lie certainly is a tine comedian, 

and I've heard it's all thru an 

attack of the measles in childhood. 
¥ea, they Bay he's felt funny ever 

What Is the Title of This Picture? 

What does it represent? What story does it tell? What is the moral or 
lesson to be derived from it, if any ? For the best title, and descrip- 
tion in less than fifty words, the " Motion Picture Magazine " 
will award a prize of $5.00 in gold. 

The foregoing announcement was made in the January number beneath 
a full-page drawing by Mr. Fryer, and the picture above is an exact reproduc- 
tion of that drawing. 

Varied, numerous and interesting have been the answers received thus 
far, and we have decided to let the contest run another month. It is pleasant 
to note that our readers have found the picture susceptible of so maiTy 
"different interpretations. We have selected a few at random. 

My title for the picture in Motion Picture Magazine is "The World's Entertainer." 
That is what Moving Picture shows are. As the old man in the picture forgot to use 
his crutch, so we forget our troubles, watching the screen. 

The young man forgets the gambling hall, the older man the saloon— both old and 
young enjoy the Moving Pictures and read the magazine. 

Miss Mae Sheehy, 

200 N. Boulevard. Albany. X. Y. 

The title of the picture ought to be "The Last Copy." 

Tbe Motton Picture Magazine was announced upon the screen at the end ol the 
.show as just out and procurable at the box-office. Those who are lucky enough to 
get a copy show their content; even the old men completely forget their troubles. I be 
two men at the window are quarreling to see who should get the last copy. 
' Moral — Subscribe, and be on the safe side. 

Geo. KlRKEGAARD. Jr . 

12.°, Lenox Road, Brooklyn. 


He who enters here 
In troubled mind. 

Or in brawl or tear. 
Leaves care behind. 

He who stays a bit 

Will leave this place 
Made whole and lit 
With smiling face. 
John <). BOYER, 

2034 North Fulton Ave.. Baltimore. Md. 




namk— "The Right-of-Way.*' 

Represents — A crowded street scene In front of ■ Motion Picture theater. 
Tills— The picture tells us of the bad spirit we have before going In tin- theater, 
and how happy we feel when coming out 

Moral — Laugh, and the world laughs with von. Louis Stapi 

701 3rd St.. x. ]•:.. Washington, D. < 
My suggested title for 1 1 » « - puzzle picture published in the January number Is 

a> follows : 

Young cry for it, Happy are they who have it 

Big fight for it, The Motion Picture Magazine. 

Old love it. <; Ko . CWLAB. Sa.vii.k. 

1000 Clinton St.. Buffalo, N. V. 

The picture in your magazine represents that there must he a good show, which 
is taken En by young and old, and the theater was bo full that a crowd had to wait till 
Intermission; then they began to push and fight, it shows that those who are there 
tirst arc served first Gordon O'Neill, 

Room 30, Castle Bldg., Ottawa. Can. 

"When the Sixth Number Of 'Who Will Marry Mary?' is Shown." 
It Is Christmas night, and the people are happy. The patrons of this theater have 
been watching the progress of Mary's suitors, and when the manager advertises thai 

the picture is at his theater that night, they of course go to see it. 

The end of One performance is over, and those Who have seen it are asking thein- 

selves the question, "Now that Mary is married, what can she do to Interest us?" 

Meredith Btaub, Market and 4th sts.. Frederick. Mil. 

Wrinkled, tired, fighting, sad. 

Fevered, hungry, money-mad; 
Give them rest, they need 11 

Let them enter the picture show. 

Peaceful, happy, joyous, bright, 
Educated in the right : 

Hearts are warmed good words flow 
When coming from the picture show. 

San Anselmo, Marin Co., CaL 


When one sees the throng entering the "Movies," tired, and even Irritable; then 
emerging, Motion Picture Magazine In hand and radiantly discussing the photoplays 
seen, it is then one realizes what the Motion Picture has done for us, both as a means 
of Instruction and or recreation. 

Gbegoby Scon Bobbins, 205 B. Ohio St.. \. s.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Ti i i.i "A < Shange of Mode.'" 
Representation Tempest ami sunshine. 

Btobv — Tells of bad humor before entering ami good after coming out. 
Mobaj Dwell anion- liveliness, and you win always he in a good and pie 
frame of mind. l . x. Frai i b. 

Care of w . & W. B, Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

My title of this picture is "Anxiety," 
it represents Impal Lence. 

The picture toils the Btorj of people young and old anxious to get In the m 
and the people coming out like they're anxious to go again. 

Ml le "u would be to Bpend my change on treats to the "Movies." 

Ohablotte Wolf, 1312 13th St.. v w . Washington, D 

i i 


mid christen the picture In your January issue "Grouch euro." and describe it 

Surely Borne divine healer must be within, 
Who cures mankind of one great >in: 
Indeed, be must have great magic power, 
ure ail these grouches In one hour. 

i: M. II m:\i v 1710 Hamlin A 

Pad greater than ever for enlightenment on ail subjects pertain] 

edt tlou ■•in' i bappiiK 

h ai tin- lac,- of those u'.-im: iii. impatient and nervous; note the duYeren 
ling out. contented and smiling. Whyv Good pictures and Memos Pn 
M b to teach bow ami w h\ . 

\\M. Now i Cau \h\n. Freehold, n. J. 

This is a continuation of the department that first appeared in the 
December issue, and is written entirely by our readers. Contributions from 
time to time will be gladly received. 

Upon the earnest solicitations of my friends, and realizing tbat I am on my last 
legs and shall soon quit this vale of tears, I, Crane Wilbur, do will and bequeath to 
Charles West (Biograph) the name and address of the shingle-weaver who so artis- 
tically thatched my roof. 

I. Warren Kerrigan, do leave to my little friend, Harry Carey, my good looks and 
winning way with the girls, feeling he is a worthy successor. 

I, Flora Finch, do hereby bequeath to Kate Price my recipe for getting fat. feeling 
that she has need of it. 

I, Mary Pickford. do leave to my good friend. Alice Joyce, a little of my vivacity 
and my bewitching pout. May she make good use of both. Witness : Hazel Edwards. 

I, Blanche Sweet, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, give, devise, and 
bequeath to Anita Stuart the greater part of my nose, believing that hers is not of 
sufficiently large area. 

I, Maurice Costello, do hereby give and bequeath to my old friend, Earle Williams, 
my curls and dimples, as, having none of his own, he will need them in his upward 
flight to popularity, and to King Baggot my bottle of hair-dye. trusting that he will 
dye that white streak above his forehead. Witness : Mrs. O. P. Warner. 

I, Bill Bailey, feeling that the end is drawing near, do herewith leave to my 
friend, Billy Mason, my ability of dancing the Castle-walk. Hoping he will master this, 
as he has the tango. AVitness : Helen L. R. 

I, Edith Storey, bequeath to my friend, Mary Charleson. my afternoon and evening 
gowns, and especially my hair-dresser, so tbat in society women roles she will no longer 
have to wear her hair down in curls. 

I, Edwin Carewe, do leave to my Indian brotber, Carlyle Blackwell, my (cherished) 
tommyhawk. Hoping he will know it is meant as a present, instead of a warning. 

I, Hughey Mack, do leave to my devoted friend. John Bunny, my favorite volume, 
''The Secret Way to Leanville," as I know he will take good care of it. 

I, Earle Williams, do herewith bequeath my esteemed contemporary. Thomas Moore, 
my ministerial bearing and entire theological outfit, realizing that his recent efforts 
in the pulpit prove that he has found an undeniable field for his talents. Witness: 
Libbie Williams. 

I, Flora Finch, do hereby bequeath to Josie Sadler my fairy-like grace and beauty, 
hoping that she may continue to be the leading ingenue of the Vitagraph Company 
after I have cashed in my checks. 

I, Jack Warren Kerrigan, do herewith leave to my chum, Carlyle Blackwell (the 
Pigmy), two inches of my enviable height, in order that he may give three inches of 
his to Aiec B. Francis and still suffer no reduction. Witness: "Vyrgynyal." 

I, Louise Lester, do hereby will my Calamity Ann to Kate Price. May she take 
good care of her and find her as useful as I did. Witness: Margaret Austin. 

I, E. K. Lincoln, do herewith leave to my friend, Edwin August, such cigars ami 
cigarets as might be in my possession, hoping he will enjoy them more than I have. 

I, Romaine Fielding, bequeath to my friend. Augustus Carney, my sot of Edgar 
Allen Poe, trusting that it will cause him to reform. 

I, Ormi Hawley, give to my esteemed contemporary, Rosemary Theby. my complete 
edition of Delsarte. 



B S*S lsL.T-% 

/ an bt taught by \i realistically and 

impressively that (Ik lesson is forgotU 


Frank Currier was playing, 1903, as Professor Sterling in " 'Way Down East." 

Francis McGinn a bailiff in Richard Mansfield's "Beau Brummel," in 1904. 

Ashley Miller, in 1907, was with Anna Held in "The Parisian Model.'' 

C. J. Williams played William Bechtel's former part of Bertram in William 
Brady's "Siberia." 

Earl Ryder supported Cecilia Loftus as Robert Napier in "A Serio-Comic Gov- 
erness," in 1906. 

Joseph Smiley was George Deboe in "A Little Outcast," in 1905. 

Lee Beggs was Jack Warren in "Alone in the World," in 1905. 

Anna Little (Bison) was, in 1904, Jean Ingurd in "An Heiress to a Million." 

Hector Dion was Howard Sturgis in "The Volunteer Organist." in 1904. 

Pain Scardon was Folson Darr. in 1903. with E. H. Sothern in "If I Were King." 

William Lamp was Clive Cummingham, in 1904, in "The Firm of Cummingham." 

Florence Ashbrooke was Blanche Carrington in "Her Mad Marriage," in 1904. 

John Steppling. in 1903, was with Jerome Sykes in "The Billionaire." 

Howard Missimer was playing as Sam Sorrell in "Texas," in 1904. 

Evelyn Selbie was Olga Humphries in "The King of Detectives," in 1905, and later 
appeared in vaudeville with Eddie Foy as Mrs. Williams in "The Man Behind the Gun.'' 

Maurice Costello, during 1904-05, divided his time between the Spooner and Colum- 
bia Stock, Brooklyn. 

Flora Finch was with Theodore Hamilton in "The Missourians," in 1904. 

Edith Storey was Australia, in 1904, with Mrs. Carr Cooke in "Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch." 

Mary Maurice and William Shea were both in "A Midnight Marriage," in 1905, 
playing Mrs. Van Austin and Policeman McFadden. 

James Young was supporting Viola Allen as Florizel in "A Winter Tale," in 1905. 

Robert Gaillord was Lenox Sanderson in the original " 'Way Down East," in 1903. 

Tefft Johnson was under Belasco's management, playing Zastus in "Andrea" and 
Trinidad Joe in "The Girl of the Golden West." in 1904-05. 

Rose Tapley was a beautiful Mercia in "The Sign of the Cross," in 1904; also 
playing Kate Carnegie in "The Bonnie Brier Bush." 

Charles Kent was King Saul with Wright Lorimer in "The Shepherd King," in 1904. 

Ralph Ince was, in 1907, Cecitius in "Ben Hur." 

Rodgers Lytton was in the original "Madame X," in 1910. 

Josie Sadler was the hit of "Peggy from Paris," in 1904, as Sophie Blatz. 

Sidney Drew was in vaudeville in a sketch, "The Yellow Dragon." in 1905. 

Harold Shaw was Bompain in Amelia Bingham's production of "Olympe." in 1904. 

Bob Fisher was J. Willoughby Johnson in "A Case of Frenzied Finance." in 1905. 

Chrystie Miller (Biograph) was Old Pidgeon in "Heart Adrift." in 1903. 

Wm. Ranous was the apothecary in the all-star cast of "Romeo and Juliet." in 1903, 

Louise Beaudet was playing iii vaudeville, in 1007, doing a singing specialty. 

Alice Washburn was Dorcas Tattleby in "Our New Minister," in 1904. 

W. J. Butler (Biograph) was Alderman Maper in Cecilia Loftus' production of 
"A Serio-Comic Governess," in 1904. 

Zena Kiefe was Jessie, the child in the popular melodrama of the day. "The 
Fatal Wedding," in 1904. 

Ada Gifford was Wardda in "The Fortune-Teller," in 1904. 

Edward Boulden was Darlington Dashaway in "Why Women Sin." in 1904. 

Charles West was Thompson Coyne in "Brown of Harvard." in 1907. 

David Torrence (Famous Players) was Kee Olore in "The Shogun," in 1904. 

R. S. Fife was the tax collector in "Business Is Business." in 1904. 

Spottiswoode Aiken was playing as Rector Wilson in "The Price of Bonor," in 1908. 

Richard R. Neil was Mr. Jordon in the prize play, "The Triumph of Love." 

Lionel Adams was supporting James Corbett in "Cashel Byron's Profession," :is 
Lucas Webber, in 1906. 

Jules Ferrar was young Demtrioicth in "Resurrection," in 1903. 

Edna Payne was Pedro, at the Payton Stock Co.. in "In the Palace of the King." 

Gertie Robinson (Biograph). in 1903, was Geodie in "Bonnie Brier Bush." 

Fred Truesdell was Frank Clayton in "On the Suwanee River," in 1902. 



bile harnessing his saddle-horse last month. Wallie Van lost 
the end of one «>r hi- fingers. The horse, believing that 
"all flesh is grass," took a alp, ami the doctors are now 
trying to save the rest of the tinker. 

Irving Cnmmlngs, after changing his label several times, 1ms finally 
decided to sties, to the red rooster. 

Edith Storey will spend the remainder of the winter and early spring 

with the Western Vltagraph. 

Francis x. Bushman is a real politician. He spends his evenings enn- 
rasslng for rotes at the picture theaters. 

Margarita Fischer is now appearing in "Beauty" pictures, the firs! 
being "Withering Roses." 

And now they're saying that Hall Caine's "The christian*' (Vltagraph) 
is the finest thing ever done in pictures by anybody, and that Dearly • 
scene contains either a painting or a tine example of the histrionic art. 

Romaine Fielding and company are new located at Galveston, Texas, 
and nil Galveston i- a stage. 

Herbert Rawlinson (Universal) i- playing opposite Flazel Buckman. 

The Latest addition to Carlyle BlackwelPs boo Is a tiny alligator. The 
reptile was senl him by a Florida admirer. 

The Biograpn now ha- it- fourth Stewart. .Mr-. Maurice IVlllcox 
Btewarl (Myrtle Haas in "Brown <>\' Harvard") being the latest, who now 
n it h her t hrei babies. 


ii' .ill of .mi- March Mono?* Pn n si Magazines were placed a ion-,' in ■ 
row, Hi'\ would cover a railroad track for forts miles. 

Robert Burns, he of the beautiful curly locks, i- now with the Mutual. 

Mona Darkfeather recently made n raid on 01 f the Kalem Eastern 

companies and carried off prettj Blllle Rhodes captive. 

\ Sioux Indian has fallen desperately Id love with \nna Little 

(Br ho', and as ;i small token of his regard, presented her with a 

huge, husky, black bear. 

Thomas Ince (Mutual) has a company of real Japanese players. 

The? wij th it Marshall N'eilnn, assisted bj Ruth Roland, ii 
itins ;i \ in. -••" i K.ii.-m i . will make even a horse laugh. 



©BEIE/HIBtfM Jt?TD^ea> 

Dont forget to cast your votes in the Great Artist Contest. No 
other publication in the world has the right to conduct such a con- (C^ 
test and everybody should support this one. 

Wilfred Lucas, a former Biograph star, is directing and playing lead- 
ing parts for the International Film Co. 






Billie Rhodes, the little Kalem actress, possesses remarkable ventrilo- 
quial powers. Miss Rhodes mischievously tried her skill on one of the 
Indians used in the Kalem pictures recently. The red man. who passed 
within a few feet of the little actress, heard the warning note of a rattler, 
and jumped about six feet in the air to get away from it. 

What happened to Mary Fuller is that she made herself very popular. 
(For key, see page 129.) 

''Miss Beautiful" is the name of the young lady who plays in "Her 
Love-Letters" ( Thanhouser), and she is too modest to give any other. 

Help ! Aid ! Assistance ! Cora Williams, the snake-charmer, has lost 
a large diamond, Harry Ey tinge met with fowl play in the loss of a 
chicken which he had stolen from his car, George Lessey was arrested for 
speeding, and Augustus Phillips has at last had a hair-cut. Troubles 
never come singly at the Edison studio. 

Marguerite Courtot, the sixteen-year-old Kalem star, has developed into 
an expert golfer. Whenever the opportunity offers. Miss Courtot. armed 
with her bag of clubs, can be seen on the golf-links near the Kalem studios 
in Jacksonville. 

That was a dear little present that Stephen Smith (Western Vita- 
graph) received from a friend in Cairo — a hippopotamus. The sad part 
of it is that Brother Albert is now the owner of a walking-stick made 
from the hide of said hip. 

Marin Sais (Kalem) is an expert with the fencing foils. In a tourna- 
ment recently Miss Sais defeated seven ladies in succession. 

Knowing Alice Joyce's fondness for hunting, one of the Kalem star's 
Alabama admirers presented her with a superbly engraved Winchester. 
Miss Joyce intends to use it in the Florida Everglades shortly. 

Robert Thornby is now engaged in directing Keystone comedies, and 
the Vitagraph hoboes are now no more. 

Earle Foxe (Mutual) owns and manages four picture theaters. 

Balboa made another discovery recently — thct Henry King and Ray 
Gallagher would look better in Balboa pictures than in Lubin ones ; hence, 
so be it. 

Jack Barrymore, Broadway matinee idol, said, after seeing the first 
film in which he had appeared: "The film determines an actor's ability. 
absolutely, conclusively. It is the surest test of an actor's qualities. Men- 
tal impressions can be conveyed to the screen more quickly than vocally. 
None can say the Motion Picture is a business — it is an art!*' Mr. B. 
must have been pleased with his screen appearance. 

As a fisherman, Harry Millarde, of the Kalem forces at Jacksonville, 
Fla., ranks supreme. Recently this disciple of l/.aak Walton returned from 
a fishing trip laden with twenty-six pounds of the finny tribe. They 
were distributed to his fellow players. 

Romaine Fielding is now a male parent — by substitution, lie acted as 
godfather for the tiny son of Harvey Gates, associate editor of the / river- 
sal W'cclrfy. 

William Faversham has consented to do .lulins Csesar 
for the screen this spring. 





Alfred Vosburgh, formerly tbe Kay-Bee and Broncho star, la now 
starring with the Western Vitagraph. 

Lillian Glsh Is with the Reliance Company. 


•OE>etAR99^ J9tTI/V06« 

Efobari Boswortb :ni<l company, Including Myrtle Stedman, of the 
Sellg Company, have lust completed "Vallej of the Moon" at Oatallna 

About 7<>o persons attended the Thanhouser Fire Anniversary last 
month, which marked ti penlng of the new studio. 

a mere trifle of 20,000 spectators witnessed Romabie Fielding stage 
the battle-scenes La "The Golden God." 

L.< ii Wilson lias put Corning, \. v.. <»n the map, and the steam-cars 
stop there now. He got born there, and has done other things since. 

"Broadway star Features" Is the new brand to be given t<> those films are considered greal enough to be shown at the new Vitagrapfa 

* Theater at Broadway and Forty-fourth Street 

f Blanche Bweet and .Mac Marsh arc with the Mutual. 

Jane Wolfe (Kalem) is as good an architect as Bhe Is an actress. Two 
bungalows erected by her have won enthusiastic comment from the leading 
VM architects of California. Both bungalows are in Glendale, Cal. 

iJ Mary Plckford, Vivian Prescott and Lillian <;ish all worked together 

™ once as stage children, and this gives yon the clow as to the ages of all. 

§ because yon know that Little Mary is nineteen. 
Ladies and gentlemen, we have with Hs this evening Edwin August 
(page 56), Jessalyn van Trump and William Garwood (p. 71), Flore 

• Lawrence (p. 36), Onni Ilawiey (p. 79), Ralph Ince (p. 95), Man 

S Dermott (p. 87), Francis Bushman (p. 27) and the Answer Man (p. i""'. 

Now that Francis Ford has done the ride of Paul Revere In "At Valley 
*k Forge," all thai remains is "Curfew shall Vol Ring Tonight" 

If stirring fights, sea and ante chases and the tliirhtx of aeroplanes 

count for anything, Carlyle BlackwelTs "The Award of Justice" will be 

worth while. 

Clara K. Foung is back at work, having recovered from a two-weeks' 

attack' of la grippe. 

Lillian Wiggins, Lathe leading woman at Bt Augustine, sails for 
Europe In March t<. play with the foreign Lathe Company. 

Mary Plckford has jnst finished "Hearts Adrift/' which vvaa the first 
i-i;i.\ she bas done while with the Famous Players at Los Angeles, 

And iM.w they are saying that the Thanhouser Company have the 
Largest and best collection of child players on the screen, the Turner twins, 
from the musical comedy stage, being the latest 

John Bunny's fame everlasting Is n<>w 
making :> plaster <:i-t of hi- dainrj bust. 

mretl. A Brazilian sculp 

Our great spring number (April) win contain a 'beautiful woodland 
icene in manj colors, with Mary Fuller and Big Ben Wilson assisting to 
beautlfj the landscape. 

in Vugust recently gave a reception t.> Little Mar? im 
■nd her mother at bit home, Hollywood, Cal, Manx studio celebrities 
o w elcouie her adi ent t" t he < Joast 

e EDclair Companj buj they have :i real gem in Belle Adair, their 
new leading woman, because -lie can ride, fence, swim, box, run like 
,i man, look pretty, and drive her own car, 





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The greatest enthusiasm prevails in the Great Artist Contest, and every 
mail brings in thousands of votes. The popularity contests of former 
years never awakened the interest that this one has. It is apparent 
that this is just what our readers wanted, for, after all, it is real artistic merit 
that should count, and not beauty, popularity, etc. In the regular theater, 
when an actor does clever work, we show our appreciation by applause ; but 
in the Motion Picture theater we have no such means of showing our gratifica- 
tion and appreciation. We may applaud, but the actors cannot hear. This 
magazine is really the only vehicle that the Motion Picture public has to carry 
its applause to those who work so hard and so conscientiously to please. And 
not only can our readers thus praise their favorite artists, but they may help 
to bring them into prominence and recognition. To all those who have shown 
flashes of artistry in thankless parts, this contest will be helpful, for surely, 
out of the millions, many must have been keen enough to recognize real talent, 
and who are now willing to encourage it. And then, those well-known artists 
who head the list given below must be applauded and encouraged as well as 
the smaller stars. They like it, and they are entitled to it. So let us all take 
a lively interest in this contest, and work hard to keep our favorites on top. 

On another page will be found full particulars of the contest. Send in 
your votes now — dont wait. Or, better still, get your friends- to group their 
votes with yours and send them all in at once. Do this now, if you want the 
result to appear in the next issue, because this page goes to press on the 22d 
of February. Remember that coupons only will be counted. While we made 
a few exceptions in the beginning, and counted verses in lieu of coupons, 
hereafter only coupons will be counted. 

Who is the greatest artist? And whom will you have to play opposite 
him or her in the great, prize photoplay? Does the result up to date, given 
below, suit you? If not, see that you and your friends do not let another 
week go by without trying to change the showing in the April number. 


It will be seen that the winning team thus far is Williams and Pickford, 
with Kerrigan and Fuller second, and Johnson and Joyce third. 

Earle Williams (Vita) 22,900 
J. Warren Kerrigan 

(Universal) 18,110 

Mary Pickford (F. P.) 17;610 

Marv Fuller (Edison). 15,485 

Arthur Johnson (Lub) 13,860 

Alice Joyce (Kalem).. 13,430 

Crane Wilbur (Path 6). 11,370 

Caflyle Blackwell(ZTaZ) 10.480 

Edith Storey (Vita).. 10,010 
Francis X. Bushman 

(Essanay) 8,580 

Clara K. Young (Vita) 7,910 

Lottie Briscoe (Lubin) 6,470 

Blanche Sweet (Bel).. 5,760 

Tom Moore (Kalem). 4,830 

Maurice Costello (Vit) 4,330 
Romaine Fielding 

(Lubin) 3.925 

Anita Stuart (Vita).. 3.400 

Vivian Rich (Amer)... 3.130 
Florence Lawrence 

(Victor) 3.040 

Pauline Bush (Univ).. 2.970 

James Cruze (Thanh). 2.800 

Norma Talma dge (Vit) 2.690 

Lillian Walker (Vita). 2.530 

Owen Moore (Mutual) 2.520 

Ornii Hawley (Lubin). 2,510 

Florence LaBadie 

(Thanh) 2.380 

G. M. Anderson (Ess). 2.370 

Ethel Clayton (Lubin) 2.320 

Pearl White (Crystal). 2.120 

Julia S. Gordon (Vita) 2,080 

King Baggot (Imp)... 1,980 
Augustus Phillips 

(Edison) | 1,950 

Harry Myers (Lubin) . 1,950 
Marguerite Snow 

(Thanh) 1,800 

Mabel Normand (Keif) 1.700 

E. K. Lincoln (Vita).. 1,720 
Jessalyn Van Trump 

(Majestic) l..*.:;o 

Beverly Bayne (Ess).. 1,460 

Leah Baird (Imp) 1,450 

Henry Walthall 

(Reliance) 1,420 

Edwin August (Po/cers) 1.410 

Leo Delaney (Vita) . . . 1.410 

Dorothy Kelly ( Vita) . . 1 .370 

Benjamin Wilson (Ed) 1,360 

Anna Q. Nilsson (Kal) 1,350 

Ruth Roland i Kalem). 1.270 

Jack Richardson (Am) 1,250 
Irving Cummings 

(Pathe) 1,180 


William Shay (Imp) . . 1.170 
Rosemary Theby 

(Lubin) 1.150 

Guy Coombs (Kalem). 1,100 
Marc MacDermott 

(Edison) 1.030 

Pearl Sindelar (Pathe) 990 

Gertrude McCoy (Ed). 990 

Phillips Smalley (Bex) '.»•_><» 

Mary Maurice (Vita) .. 920 

Florence Turner 840 

Frederick Church 830 

Earle Metcalfe (Lubin) f60 

Claire McDowell (Bio) 740 

Bessie Eyton (Selig).. 720 

Sidney Drew i Vita).. . 700 

Billie Rhodes (Kalem). 7<>n 

Harrv Benhami Thanh \ 680 

William Russell (Bio). 660 

John Bunny i Vita) . . . <:<5<» 

Wallace Reid (Univ) .. 600 

Harrv Carey I Bio).. . . •i | » , » 

Walter Miller [Bio).. . 580 
Marguerite Courtot 

I Kalem) 540 

James Morrison (Vita) 535 

Helen Gardner 530 

Muriel Ostriche 

(Princess) 190 




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This department is for information of general interest, but questions pertaining to matrimony, 
relationship, photoplay writing, and technical matters will not be answered. Those who desire early 
answers by mail, or a list of the names and addresses of the film manufacturers, must enclose a 
stamped, addressed envelope. Address all inquiries to "Answer Department," writing only on one side 
of the paper, and use separate sheets for matters intended for other departments of this magazine. 
When inquiring about plays, give the name of the company, if possible. Each inquiry must contain 
the correct name and address of the inquirer, but these will not be printed. Those desiring imme- 
diate replies or information requiring research should enclose additional stamp or other small fee; 
otherwise all inquiries must await their turn. 

Reginald II. C. — William Brunton was Billy. Helen Holmes was Ruth, and Lee Ma 
loner was Rand in "The Runaway Freight." You certainly must have enjoyed that 
Venice picture, when you "imagined that you were sailing in a gondola on the Grand 
Canal, drinking it all in, and life never seemed so full before." You must have been thirsty. 

Tony. — Romaine Fielding had the lead in "The Harmless One*' (Lubin). E. K. 
Lincoln and Anita Stuart in "The Lost Millionaire" (Yitagraph). Clara K. Young in 
"The Little Minister." Lillian Wiggins and George Gebhardt in "The Sheriff's Reward." 

George H.— Blanche Sweet had the lead in "Two Men of the Desert" (Biograph). 
So you want a contest for the handsomest couple, and you nominate Alice Joyce and 
Earle Williams. Dont forget Anna Nilsson and Crane Wilbur, nor Rosemary Theby 
and Francis Bushman, nor Marguerite Clayton and Frederick Church. 

Naomi, of St. Louis. — John Ince was Jackson in "The Man in the Hamper" 
(Lubin). Yelma Whitman was the girl in "Magic Melody" (Lubin). 

Ai.ta P. — Julia Swayne Gordon opposite Dacius in "Daniel" (Yitagraph). War- 
ren Kerrigan and Jessalyn Van Trump in that Victor. Alice Joyce was the girl in "Our 
New Minister." They dont want Miss Joyce's address to be known. 

Edith B. — Charles Wells was Julian Driver in "The Monogramed Cigaret" 
( dem). Tom Mix in that Selig. 

Mary L. S.— Caroline Cook in "In the Days of Trajan" (American). Phillips 
Sinalley and Lois Weber in that Rex. Always respect old age, my child, and dont 
imagine that because I am old I haven't a heart. If love is a flame that is kindled by 
fire, then an old stick is best because 'tis drier. (Stand a little back, reader; these 
things are apt to happen any minute.) 

Ida M., New Zealander. — Robert Thornby was the lead in "The Legend of the 
Black Chasm" < Yitagraph). Thanks for your nice letter. 

Doe. Doe. — Have not noticed that the Selig and Essanay feet are any larger than 
ihose of other companies, altho it is understood that Chicago shoe-dealers do a BIG 
business. Nothing like having a firm foundation to work on. Be patient. 

Adele. — Florence Foley was the little girl in "The Diver" (Yitagraph). Madame 
Ideal was the diver. The player you mention is still paddling his own canoe, and 
there seem to be no signs of his upsetting into the sea of matrimony. 

Bee E. — Ethel Phillips was the stenographer in "The Attorney for the Defend" 
(Kalem). Raymond Bloomer. Arthur Donaldson, Alice Hollister and Richard Bartlett 
were the four principal characters in "The Bribe" (Kalem). Atahna La Reno was tin 
child in "Dorothy's Adoption" (Selig). Francis Newburg was the lover, and Ethel 
Davis was Nau in "Nan of the Woods" ( Selig i. 

Smiles. — Evelyn Selbie was the lead in "Their Promise" (Essanay). Biograph 
are in New York, but they have a company in California. 




P. M. P. C. C. Violet Menereau, Jane Gail and Matt Moore in "The B 
(Imp). < >. \. c. Lund In "From the Beyond" (Eclair). About ten out ol 
people live north of the equator, 

II. ( '. l'. Marguerite Loveridge hi with Apollo. Harry Myers and Ethel 01 
had the Leads In "A Deal in Oil" (Lubin). Marguerite Clayton had the lead In that 
Eaaanay. Louise Glaum in "The Hear! of Kathleen' - (Domino). 

a \ \ a .1. Darwin Kair was the husband, and Marian Bwayne was the wife in 
"The Climax" (Solax). -Mi-- Jewett was the wife in "Red and Pete, Partai 

I,. B. II.. Poi 1 1 1;\ n i.i:. Adrienne Kroell was the sister and Tom Carrlgan the 
brother In "Tne Conscience Fund" (Selig). Carlyle Blackwell i< in California. 

Samuel k w. \. Mr. Prince in thai rathe. Lottie Briscoe was Laura in A 
Leader of Men" (Lubin). Alice Hollister was the crippled girl in "The Blind Basket- 
Weaver" < Kalem ). Thanks. 

Jane, Km so. Ja s B. Rose was the detective In ••The 1 detective's Trap" < Kalem I. 

Ray Gallagher was Tom, and l><>iiy Larkin was Laura in "Black Beauty" (Lubin). 
Well, they say i hat ;i miss Is as u'«».m1 as iiw -mile, so Lillian Walker ought t«» be pretty 
good. Harry Lambert was Willie Jones in •The Line-Up" (Vitagrapb). 

in (km B. Oh, I am far Prom being a cowboy. Max Asher and Harry v 
are Mike and Ike in Joker films. STou are away off. 

Tom's Pride. Warren Kerrigan's picture may be seen In American plays yet but 
he i- now with Universal. Jessalyn Van Trump appears to be playing opposite him now. 

Miriam, 18. Thank yon very much for the pictures of your room. Owen Moore 
was Jack In "Caprice" (Famous Players). William Bailey has been with Eaaanay 
about three years. Xes, my whiskers are very popular, and they deserve it. 

Jean, 15. Dont write any photoplays tor the Answer Man. I do all my acting In 
the office. Charles Wesl was the son in that Biograph. No more Biograph chnta 

Tbavebsi C. Leo Maloney and Helen Holmes had the leads in "A Demand tor 
Justice" (Kalem). Mary Plckford Is playing for Famous Players new. 

sis Hopkins. Dont yon call me an old duffer; have some regard for the high coal 
of funerals these days. So yon dont like Messrs. Blackwell and Wilbur and are willing 
to break a '.nice for Ray Myers. I am nol Peter Wade. 

Lotto I >. T. Mile. David and M. Joute had the leads In "A Modern Portia" 
i rath.' i. i:. ii. Calvert and Irene Warfleld had the leads in ••The Great Gaine" (Ba- 
sanay). Blanche Sweet and Marshall Neilan in -Tin' House of Discord" (Biograph). 
Sally Crute and Kliss Milford were the two ladies in "The Price of Human Lives" 
(Edison). John Ince, Robert Drouel and Peggy O'Neill in "The Battle of Shlloh" 
(Lubin). Henry Hallam was Uncle Tom, and Anna Nilsson was Eliza in "Uncle Tom's 
Cabin" (Kalem). four others will follow later. 

Mi:-, r <;. \. Wan-en Kerrigan i- now with Victor, :i brancli of the f'uiv* 

w'aimi; < '. Haven't the name <>( the lawyer in ••Lawyer, Dog ami Baby" (Than- 
houser). That - the same William Clifford that played for Melies, s.. yon think they 
oughl to .all that bridge Clifford's Bridge. 

n' \.— Camille Astor was the girl In 'The Rancher's Failing" (Selig). The 

m company took pictures In Virginia. Yen mustn't let your |wn nin loose that 
way; consider the high cost of ink and paper. 

Seminole. Bally Crute was Beth in •'The Price of Human Lives" (Ed 
1 1 • • 1 1 1 • \ Hallam was Uncle Tom. Blanche Sw.eet i- now with Reliance. I enjoyed your 
letter like I wculd a plum pudding full of plums. 

MANY CORRESPONDENTS. My grateful thanks for numerous cards, verses and 
nt- received. Please le1 this meager acknowledgment Bufflce, and believe me when 
i saj i am truly thankful and appreciative 

Lloyd. Muriel Ostriche was the daughter in "A Campaign Manageress" (Than- 
bouser). Norma Talmadge Is quite popular. 

i Aw. Edward Coxen was Bob in "The Flirt and the Bandit" (American). 
^ was simple and simply fine 

\iini i» \ Certainly i expect \<> live t.. be 100— 1 have read "One Hundred 
Helps t" Live One Hundred rears," by .Mr. Brewster, rears Count for nothing; it Is 
hou ;i peraon Uvea and bo* he feels, i feel like a two-year-old. Marguerite Clayton 
•■! lei i i -• .i uaj . and <i<>ev not Intend to. 



Mabie Louise. — Alice Inwood was the girl in "The Heart of a Rose" (Reliance). 
Billie Rhodes was the girl in "The Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). Owen Moore and 
Mary Pickford in that play. 

Dora G., Etna. — Thanks, but you needn't feel sorry for me, for I like reading all 
these letters and sorting the sheep from the goats. You say that my "Answers are the 
nicest part of the best magazine published — really delightful," and I have therefore 
decided to put you among the dear little lambs. Address Mary Pickford at Los Angeles, 
Cal., care of Famous Players Co., and I guess she will get it. 

Lottie D. T. — Martin J. Faust was the husband in "The Scarf-pin" (Lubin). 
Charles Hitchcock was the peddler in "Three Scraps of Paper" (Essanay). Fred 
Church was the wild man in "Alkali Ike and the Wild Man" (Essanay). James Ross 
and Miriam Cooper in "The End of the Run" (Kalem). In "The Next Generation" 
(Vitagraph) Edith Storey and Leo Delaney had the leads. James Cruze and Mignon 
Anderson in "A Plot Against the Governor" (Thanhouser). Fred Mace and Marguerite 
Loveridge in "The Umpire." 

Clarence B., Lisbon. — Cannot answer your Broncho or Kay-Bee questions. Anna 
Little was leading lady in "The Battle of Gettysburg." Joe King was Jim. Dave 
Thompson and Gerda Holmes in "The Twins and the Other Girl" (Thanhouser). Jean 
Darnell was the little girl's mother. William Nigh was Paul Devere in "The Mix-up of 
Pedigrees" (Majestic). George Field is still with American. 

Rose E. — Josie Ashdown was the little girl in "The House in the Tree" (Majestic). 
William Garwood and Vera Sisson had the leads. Maurice Costello and Mary Charle- 
son had the leads in "The Sale of a Heart" (Vitagraph). Sidney Drew and Anita 
Stuart in "Why I Am Here" (Vitagraph). Billy Mason and Ruth Hennessy in "The 
Usual Way" (Essanay). Harry Northrup was the lawyer in "The Whimsical Threads 
of Destiny." King Baggot and Leah Baird in "The Child-Stealers of Paris." 

Enthusiast. — Vera Sisson was the girl in "Always Together" (Majestic). That 
scene was enough to make each particular hair to stand on end like quills upon the 
fretful porcupine, but "thrillers" are having quite a run just now. 

Lottie D. T., Goldfield. — What, again? Darwin Karr and Marian Swayne in "A 
Child's Intuition" (Solax). Eugene Pallett was Jack in "The Bravest Man" (Ma- 
jestic). Francelia Billington was May, and Howard Da vies was the father in "The 
Bravest Man." Mary Fuller and Benjamin Wilson in that Edison. Miss Tobin was 
Eva in that old "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Vitagraph). Yes; Kalem's "U. T. C." is a newer 
play. Francis Bushman was the lover in "Tony the Fiddler" (Essanay). 

Peggy O. N. — Matt Moore is now with Victor, playing opposite Florence Lawrence. 
Earle Foxe formerly played opposite her. 

Romaine. — Muriel Ostriche was the girl in "The Campaign Manageress." Of 
course she's a dream ; they all are. My noble friend, there is no accounting for tastes. 

Pierre T. — Larmar Johnstone was the lead in "The Mighty Hunter" (Majestic). 
Crane Wilbur in "The Miner's Destiny" (Pa the). Richard Stanton had the lead in 
"The Seal of Silence" (Kay-Bee). Mae Hotely and George Reehm in "Surprise for 
Four" (Lubin). Dolly Larkin and Henry King in "The Message of the Rose" (Lubin). 

Melva. — It doesn't matter how often you send in your questions. F. Bozage was 
the partner in "A Woman's Stratagem" (Rex). Margarita Fischer was the girl and 
Robert Leonard her sweetheart. John Burton was John. Your curiosity is marvelous, 
but I cant satisfy it. Curiosity is to blame for. lots of improvements in this world, 
and for lots of sin, too. 

Mertie. — Francelia Billington was Mary in "The Bravest Man" (Majestic). Baby 
Lillian Wade was the little girl in "Only Five Years Old" (Selig). 

I. X. N. X. — Muriel Ostriche was the daughter in that Thanhouser. Haven't the 
name of the sheriff. I am poor, but I might have been worse had my estate been better. 

Helen T. S. — That will do. Sufficit. No scandals, please. Cant tell you whether 
that was a real store or not — haven't seen the play. 

Vera C. S. — Edward Clisbee was Di<fe in "Chinese Death-Thorn" (Kalem). 

Oscar L. — Yes, I have noticed that all the letters that appear on the screen for one 
company are in the same handwriting. Thanks very much. 

Rose L., Manistee. — Wallace Reid was the cowboy in "Pride of Lonesome." 



Bessie L. W.— We have nol used Belig plays and players for Rome time. John 
Rrenuan La considered one of the leading tfomediaus on the screen. His smile i- never 
forced, and be appears i<> be always happy. Wonder bow he would l<><-k If be was 
hungry and ou( of a Job. 

Miss \ \. Alice Hollister, Harry Millarde and Marguerite Courtol in Tbe 
N'.iiiipin-"' (Kalem). v<>u want a law against women players wearing birds on I 
hats? Well, there Is beauty In live birds, but it la not beautiful to carry around on 
one's ii.ii a murdered song. 

W\i in. < '. Broncho did not answer. Borne companies have scenario writers 
who write 'iiio>t .ill the playa they produce. Others have regular contributors. All, 
however, buj from outsiders occasionally. 

Maby, \. r. C. Alan Hale was tin- artist, Irene Rowley 1 • i — wife, Miss Harfigan 
the other woman In "His Inspiration" (Blograph). Velma Whitman and Dolly Larkin 
were the girls in "When He Sees" (Lubln). William Btowell in "With Eyes so Blue 
and Tender" (Selig) I >. Morris was the father in "Fa Says" (Biograph). 

II. \\\. U. s. \. I didn't see thai Edison, bul it was taken oul West. The 
were hired for the occasion. I><>nt know how many people played In it. Don! know 
where "Foolshead" is how. Four letter is very bright 

Mi kiii. s. Jeanie Macpherson bad the lead In "Surrender" f Powers). Tin 
tiiat many pairs of lips look as it' they bad been Immersed In an inkwell i- because 
their owners have n<»t lea ml thai red takes Mack in photography. 

Edvthe, 21. — George Cooper was Steven in "Tin* White leather' - (Vitagrapb). 
Henry K i nir was the mate and Velma Whitman the girl In "The Mate of the Schooner 
Sadie" (Lubin). Yes; Ethel Clayton. Earle Metcalfe was Frank, Ethel Clayton the 
daughter In "Partners In Crime" (Lubin). Louise Unit' was the girl, John Hallaway 
was Dan, and Edgar Jones was Tom in "An Enemy's Aid'* (Lubin). 

W. A. M. Sorry yon have cause to complain. Jack Pickford i< Mary Pick ford's 
brol her. I le was with Kalem. 

\\ T., Lima. — Violel Mersereau was the girl in "The Stranger." Cleo Ridgely 
in that Ilex. Elsie Albert in •The Sleeping Beauty" (Warner's). Yes, that salary 
seems large, hut remember that alimony adds largely to the high cost of living. 

Lotto D. T. — Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber in "The Jew's Christmas" (Rex). 
.Maurice Costello and Josie Sadler in "Matrimonial Manceuvers" (Vitagraph). E<lgar 
Jones and Clara Williams in "iivcr the Divide." mi. — Arthur Ashley was the life-guard in •The Li t'O- Saver*' (Vitagrapb). 
It's never to late to spend, as Wallie Van found out 


in: > \m. 



H. C. Files. — Thanks very much for the clippings, but you know I get all the 
trade papers also. William Brunton and Helen Holmes in that Kalem. Tom Mix and 
Florence Dye in "Child of the Prairies" (Selig). Hugh Mosher and Clyde Morris had 
the leads in "Two Sacks of Potatoes'' (Selig). 

Agnes L. — Mildred Manning was the wife in "A Chance Deception" (Biograph). 
E. K. Lincoln was R. Trent in 'The Prince of Evil" (Yitagraph). 

Polly Ann. — Thanhouser is Mutual. No cast for ''Back to Life." Thomas 
Santschi Avas Harvey in "The Quality of Mercy" (Selig). The Yitagraph-Liebler Co. 
is a distinct and separate company. They will film the famous Liehler stage plays and 
exhibit them at the regular theaters thruout the country. 

Marie, of Chicago. — Sorry, but I have no cast for that Thanhouser. They are a 
little slow at answering since they have that new T restaurant. Gene Gauntier is in 
New York. No ; Biograph. They are married. Many a man has aimed at a chorus- 
girl and hit a star. Yes, I believe I am the largest specimen of Answer Man in captivity. 

Snookie Ookums. — Norma Talmadge was the girl in "The Blue Rose" (Yitagraph}. 
Yes; Tom Moore. Dont think "School Days" has been done as yet. Madame Davis 
in that Pathe. I liked your letter. 

Helen L. R. — Edward Clisbee was Strong Arm, and Billie Rhodes was Lightfoot 
in "The Cave Man's War" (Kalem). Yes; Fred Mace in "The Gangster." Haven't the 
name of the fat fellow. Mildred Weston is no longer with Essanay. You show excel- 
lent judgment and discriminating power. 

Billie, of III. — Robert Burns was Ben in "Her Present" (Lubin). When all your 
questions do not appear, you will know that they have already been answered or that 
they are not according to Hoyle. 

Betty Bell. — Glad you liked the interview with Miss Hackett. Shall tell the 
editor about a picture of James Young. 

Mildred L., Bronx. — That was Darwin Karr, formerly of the Solax. He is still with 
Yitagraph. Marshall Neilan is playing opposite Irene Boyle. 

Violet-Lover. — It would have taken many more reels to produce that novel in com- 
plete form ; that is why they changed it. Letters like yours make life worth living. 

Grace PI H. — Thanks for your kind letter. I am sorry you are deaf, but you have 
one advantage in that you dont have to listen to the talking around you at the theater. 

Lottie D. T. — Dolores Cassinelli is with Selig now. Francis Bushman and Dolores 
Cassinelli in "The Laurel- Wreath of Fame" (Essanay). 

Elfrieda. — Henry King and Irene Hunt had the leads in "A False Friend" (Lubin). 
I will not express my opinions on censorship while the debate is on. but I guess yon 
know how I stand, and I dont think Canon Chase will change me. 

Ruth S. — Yes to your first. Again yes. Marion Leonard and Arthur Johnson in 
Biograph, some time ago. Tom Moore and Alice Hollister in "A Primitive Man." 
Mary Pickford and Edwin August in "A Beast at Bay." Yes; Florence Foley. 




Miriam, 18.— Dave Wall was Tom, House Peters was Obermuller in "The Bishop's 
Carriage." We expeel to chat SVilliam Bailey soon, four i«*t t «*r was /"'/ excelh 

Rose l.. Montoomeby.— Thanhouser !<: I * 1 1 • - 1 was the Baby in "Baby Joy Ride* 1 
(Thanhouser). Edward Coxen was tin- old man in 'The Trail of the Lost Chord* 1 
(American) \. Moreno had the Lead in "No Place for Father" (Biograph). wiiii.-tm 
Clifford and Phyllis Gordon in ,4 The Prairie Trail" (Bison). Lois Weber :in<l Phillips 
Smalley in "A Face from the Past" (Rex). Ahum Laughlin and Harry Springier had 
i in- leads in "Bracelet" | Reliance I . 

Ijixa K. M. That was an actual sunken ship In that Kalem. Grace Henderson 
was Mrs, Ramsay In "In the Bishop's Carriage." fon refer t-» Fred Mace and Mack 
Sennet. Margaret Joslyn in the Bssanay. That woman musl have been talking thru her 
bonnet, as Shakespeare would say. 

ih 1 1 \ I >. M. — Earle Williams does ao1 seem to be such an Impassioned play< 
Crane Wilbur, but h<> seems to be able to rise t«. the occasion when aecessary. Albert 
Macklin was Bob in "Mother-Love" (Lubin). 

Kuan. \. \ Ai)\iiia.i{. — Robert Grey was Mr. Spencer in "Thru a Neighbor's Window" 
(American). Winnifred Greenwood was the girL But why send that yell to me? 
What do I want of yells? Think I belong t<» some Indian tribe? I am kept constantly 
boarse trying them, our covers are printed in three colors. 

C. B, K.. Buffalo. Harry Myers was Harry, Charles Arthur was Charles, and 
Ethel Clayton was Ethel in "The Last Rose of Summer" (Lubin). Harry Myers was 
the doctor, ami Ethel Clayton was the girl in "His children." That was Richard 

Travels and Jack Standing in that Luhin. 

Vesta, — Mary Ryan was the wife in "The clod" (Lubin). Dont remember Tom 
Carrigan and Mabel Trunnelle playing together. Lester Cuneo and Florence Dye in 
"The Silver Grindstone." Mrs. William Bechtel was the wife in "The Doctor's Duty." 

KlTTY V. B. — Let me know when. Helen Holmes had the lead in "The Runaway 
Freight" (Kalem). Lee Maloney was Tom. and William Brunton was Bill. <• 
Cunard in that Bison. Billie Rhodes in "Perils of the Sea" (Kalem). 

pin s\ki s. Francis Carlyle was the father, and Muriel Turner was the daughter 
in "Profits of the Business" (Lubin). I believe there were something like H 
answer^ to the Telegram Puzzle received. 

Hilda M. — So yOU think Claire McDowell earns her money. Yes. a beautiful player, 
if not beautiful. HOW can I tell whether your favorite will win in the Great Artist 
Coiite.-t V It is up to you and his other admirers. 

SUNSHIN] GlBL. — Dolly Larkin and Henry Kim: in "His Last Deal"' (Lubin). 
Florence LaBadie and Harry Benham in "Beauty in the Sea-Shell" (Thanhouser). 

EUZABl in T. Marie Hall was the wife in "His Hour of Triumph" (Imp). Ade- 
laide Lawrence was the child in that Kalem. Certainly I eat fish— all brainy men do. 

Marie, or Chk loo. Lamar John- 
stone is the correct spelling. No. i dont 
mind being called "Granddaddy-1 

leu's." Qo as far BS you like. 1 have 
about 999 names qow. Some call me 
"Old Kip." and I like that as well as any. 
A\\\ S. Harold Lockwood was the 

Leading man in "The Bridge of Shadows" 
(Selig). Our Gallery goes to press first, 
and these Answers Last But Greenroom 
Jottings are written last -about the 2 

Rosi I }. M .i rga rita Fischer in 
"Boob's Dream-Girl" (Rex), she la now 
viih American. Jessalyn Van Trump 

and Warren Kerrigan in "Lack tO 1 

Gi kiui el w . Bessie Ej ton was the 
Leading woman in "Hope" (Selig). 

those mark- on Bunny's Pace are not 

heaut.v spots, and W'allie Van h:i- 
he;id. and it has something in it. 

m \,;ion ii. i lonel A d a m a and 
Maidel Turner in "The Tw o I 

I Lubin >. Madame Ileal w :is the d: 

Etomalne Fielding was the Harmless One, 

Sum i Bi \» kv m i . Kemptou « 
in licit Lubin. A 1 i« in that 

Kalem. Courtenay Foote was Daniel in 
"Daniel" (Vitagraph). Julia S. Gordon 

opposite him. ••The Treasure i>\' Lonely 

Isle" (Vitagraph) was taken on Fire 
Island and in the Great South Bay, L. i. 

t he charge agin this man, offlk i 

onttable. 1 1<- refused to ui\«- ids 

e ten cents to see th' Mo\ ing Pitcher 

i had to beat hlui up before i 

T.-u months in Ih' ealh bOQ 



D. Castle, Ind. — Yes, tbat was the original Mrs. Piske. Expect a chat with Mabel 
Normand in time. Write Keystone. David Wall was the thief in that Famous Players. 

Flossie, of Brooklyn. — Dont know Wilfred Lucas' present whereabouts. That 
was* Evelyn Selbie. Guy Coombs in "The Land Swindle." Henry Walthall will be in- 
terviewed, now that he is with Reliance. 

M. A. D— That was Sidney Olcott. By the way, he has started the Sid Olcott 
International Co., but he still has an interest in the Gene Gauntier Co. You probably 
refer to Edwin Carewe. No. I did not see that Pathe, so cant tell you the name. Sorry. 

Dorothy B. — William Stowell was Phillip in "The Pendulum of Fate" (Selig*). 
Lillian Gish in that Biograph. I fear there's not much hope for you, but you can try. 
All's fair in love — unless it be a brunette. 

Dite Mois. — No ; Mrs. Maurice Costello has not been chatted as yet. Crane Wilbur 
was chatted in November, 1912. Several companies have taken pictures in Canada. 

Kitty C. — Owen Moore opposite Mary Pickford in "Caprice" (Famous Players). 
Whispering should not be allowed, because it disturbs people, but it is far better than 
talking. The signs should read "Whispering Not Aloud." 

Louise, 19. — Augustus Phillips was John in "A Face from the Past" (Edison). 
Earle Foxe was "Spender" in that Victor. Matt Moore is now playing opposite Flor- 
ence Lawrence. Owen Moore is now with Mutual. 

Ruth, 16. — Guy D'Ennery was opposite Ormi Hawley in "Literature and Love" 
(Lubin). Lillian Wiggins and Joseph Gebhardt were leads in "The Blind Gypsy." 

Cincinnati Joe. — Grace Lewis and Gus Pixley in the "Cure" (Biograph). 

Gertie. — Yes, I mailed your letter. A greenroom is a room near the stage to 
which the players retire during the interval of their parts in the play. 

SKir.— William Stowell in "The Water-Rat" (Selig). The latest report is that 
Robert Thornby is now with Keystone. 

M. E. C. — Billie West was Barnette in "The King's Man" (Vitagraph). Biograph 
are willing to let you know who's who, but that is about all. They dont want their 
players chatted. Blanche Sweet is no longer with them. 

Molly McM. — Dont remember him in Moving Pictures. Henry King in "His Last 
Crooked Deal" (Lubin). I liked your letter. A little long, tho. 

Thea A. S. B. — Herbert Barry w T as the captain in "Roughing the Cub" (Vita- 
graph). Harry Lambert was the valet in "His Silver Bachelorhood" (Vitagraph). 
Write to Kalein Co. Yours was bright and breezy and made me feel better. 

Ourida. — Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett were the leads in "Barney Oldfield's 
Race for Life." Charles Bartlett and Paul Machette in "Trail of the Lonesome Mine." 

Katherine S. — Georgia Maurice w T as the wife in "The Joys of a Jealous Wife" 
(Vitagraph). Marguerite Courtot in that Kalem. Harry Millarde in "The Vampire." 

Edna, 16. — Harry Todd was the father in "Broncho Billy Gets Square" (Essanay). 
That letter of yours was like a home run with three on bases. 

Enthusiastic. — Maidel Turner in "Angel of the Slums" (Lubin). Henry King 
was the hero in "Medal of Honor" (Lubin). Glad to hear you say 'Every day my 
pupils learn something from Moving Pictures." They mil soon be as wise as you. 

Claire N. — Ernestine Morley was the 
girl in "Retribution" (Lubin). Why dont 
you write to the player? I try hard not 
to pun, for it is the "lowest form of wit." 
If I made a pun, a pun my word, I did 
not mean to. Laps its linguae ! 

Rose E. — This is the third time to- 
day. William Welsh was the artist and 
Matt Moore the photographer ; Jane Gail 
was Vera in "Who Killed Olga Carew?" 
(Imp). William Worthington and War- 
ren Kerrigan in "Forgotten Women" (Vic- 
tor). William Clifford and Phyllis Gordon 
in "The Raid of Human Tigers" (Bison). 
Have a care, my friend ; my patience is 
not without its limitations. 

Mildred and Meredith. — Pathe wont 
tell. Roy Clarke was Freckles in "The 
Probationer" (Selig). Helen Holmes was 
the girl in "The Substitute Engineer" 
(Kalem). Robert Drouet and Ida Darling 
had the leads in "Dregs" (Lubin). 

Amy E. L. — Haven't heard of Frances 
Pierce playing in pictures as yet. Henry 
King in "Schooner Sadie" (Lubin). 

Julia M.— Carlyle Blackwell and Bil- 
lie Rhodes in "Perils of the Sea." Thanks. 

For what we arc about to receive 
may we be truly thankful" 



Frane x. -George Larkin opposite Ruth Roland In "The Speed Limit" (Katem). 
Barle Metcalfe was the rival In "A Sleepy Romance" (Lubin). Marie Walcamp 
the ~ r iii in "The < ; i i- ] and the Tiger" (Bison). 

Cornell. -Louise Huff and Kempton Green In "Her Sick Father" (Lubin). Crane 
Wilbur in '*The Mad Sculptor" (Pathe). 

Esteb Van. — Louise Huff and ESdgar Jones In "A Waif of the Desert" (Lubin). I 
know thai several players show their "mash" Letters around and laugh at them. This 
should make ymi pause before you write another lore-letter. 

Reba 'i'., .Mi. Holly. Vitagrapb and Biograph art- two distinct companies, They 
are both Licensed. Tom Carrigan in "The Fifth String" (Selig). Augustus Phillips 
was John in "in the Garden" (Edison). Pauline Bush and Jessalyn \'an Trump in 
"The Restless Spirit" i Victor). 

Chicago Kathebine.- Frankle .Mann in 'The Double Chase" (Lubin). James 
Cooley in that Biograph. Barry O'Moore was Dick in "A Hornets 1 Nest" (Bdison). 

Rita, Peekskill. <>nni Hawley was Nan in "Out <»t* the Flood" (Lubin). How- 
do-you-do! Just praise goes a long wax-. Send him appreciations rather than presents. 

Lobby. -Your penmanship Is exquisite. Lillian Orth was the blonde Lriri in "An 
Evening with Wilder Spender." Dorothy Mortimer was Dorothy in "Caught Bluffing." 

Goldie, n. — Why (knit you please arrange your questions in order? Arthur John- 
son .-Hid Florence Hackett in "The Sea Eternal" (Lubin). Edwin Carewe was the 
husband, Ormi Hawley the wife and Ernestine Morley the other woman in "His Choru*- 
Girl W'itv*' (Lubin). Pauline Bush was the wife. Jessalyn Van Trump tin* girl and 
William Worthington the stranger in "The Restless spirit*" (Victor). Courtenay 

Foote was the sculptor in "The Wonderful Statue" (Vita graph). 

Leona f. C. W'e have never published a picture of Harold Lockwood 
Inquisitive Helen. — Helen and Dolores Costello's pictures appeared in January. 

1913. Doris llollister was Little Eva in "Dnde Tom's Cabin" (Kalem). -Mr. 

uandez was the lover in that I'athe. Marguerite iti->er was the girL 

Lottie i>. T. — Lloyd [ngraham was the father in "Broncho Billy I. eft Bear County" 

(Essanay). Kay .Myers and Eugenie Forde in "Sheridan's Bide" (Bison). You earn 

expect Kate Price t<> be as good at a 100-yard dash as Flora Finch. ,, The more waist. 

the Less Bpeed." Most of the Vitagraph players appear very well fed. 

I'll'' in. m w ith the hair on his lip 

sure gave this old traveler a tip. 

AS they BtOOd in the lain hy the side of the train. 
For ho -.iid t.. the guy w ith th.« grip ; 
u Whj gO t" a t:ir ;i\\ ;i.\ clime. 

\inid soot and cinders and grimel 
For the sceners out there yon can view from a chair 

\l the Mo\ lee, lor onb a dime." 



W. G, R., New Zealand. — Mary Fuller is playing right along. The Vitagraph 
players did not stop at New Zealand on their trip. Georgia Maurice. 

Kitty C. — Doris Hollister, Eva; Miriam Cooper, Topsy, and Henry Hallam was 
Uncle Tom in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Kalein). Marshall Neilan opposite Blanche Sweet 
in "The House of Discord" (Biograph). Your letter made me think of a stray sun- 
beam gliding thru my frosted window. (A little slow music here, professor.) 

Rae L. — "Caprice" was taken at Red Bank, N. J. James Craze and Florence 
LaBadie in "Retribution" (Thanhouser). No, Vyrgynya is not Flossie in disguise. 
Your poem was very fine. You missed your calling ; you should have been a poet. 

W. P. K., Falmouth, Mass. — James Vincent and Marguerite Courtot, Tom Moore 
and Alice Hollister, Harry Millarde and Anna Nilsson were the three generations in 
"The Fatal Legacy" (Kalem). Gwendoline Pates and Charles Arling. Bettv Gray and 
Roland Gane in "The Gate She Left Open" (Pathe). 

William S. A. — Carlyle Black well and Billie Rhodes in "The Man Who Vanished" 
(Kalem). Pathe wont tell about "The Yellow Streak." Edwin Carewe and Ormi 
Hawley in "Winning His Wife" (Lubin). Your questions were in perfect form. Thanks. 

Maorilandee. — Carlyle Blackwell was the organ-grinder in "The Organ-Grinder" 
(Kalem). Edward Coxen opposite Ruth Roland in "The Schoolmistress of Stone 
Gulch" (Kalem). Zena Keefe was Maria, and Adele De Garde was Rosa in "The 
Mills of the Gods" (Vitagraph). 

Olin D. — Louise Huff was the girl in "Her Supreme Sacrifice" (Pyramid), but I 
haven't the girl in "A Girl Worth While." 

Edythe H. — Mary Fuller was Eliza in that Vitagraph "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 
Thanks for the information. The artist who drew the picture below is only 16. 

K. K. C. — William MacDonald was the young sweetheart in "Like Joan and Darby'' 
(Universal). Bessie Eyton in that Selig. Billie Rhodes in the Kalem. Anita Stuart 
was the girl in "The Lost Millionaire" (Vitagraph). Margaret Risser in "Too Many 
Tenants" (Patheplay). Dolly Larkin was the wife in "The Locked Room" (Lubin). 




Canuck, Montbeal.— Dolly Larkin In "Black Beauty" (Lubin). Ray Gallagber 

the sheriff. Barbara Tennant has ao\ been chatted yet No, my child, "The Wr< 
was not :i trick picture, by any means. That was a real smash. 

E2. L. L. has come to my defense by t «-i l i 1 1 lt me thai "those kind" ig a perfectly 
good expression — "Modern English," by George Phillips Krapp, Ph.D. I want to 
thank you. Alice Hollister and Miriam Cooper are not t h<- same person. 

\v. T. II. — I actually Look forward to your Henderson's Monthly, and I appreciate 
your many compliments, i agree with you about the pests who beat a tattoo <»n the 
seats to keep time with the music, and about those thoughtless ones who enter or exit 
during reels. Wish I could print .-ill of your witty Letter. 

Kitty C. — Mr. Prince was Whiffles in "Whiffles Decides to be Boss" (Path*). 
Nolan Gane was the son, Ethel Phillips the girl and Anna Nilsson the teacher in 'The 
Breath of Scandal" (Kalem). Harold Lockwood in ••The Bridge <»r Shadows' 
Mabel Van Buren opposite aim. Robert Burns was John, Julia Calhoun was the wife 
and the Ne Moyer sisters the daughters in "This lsn*t John" (Lubin). 

Edits \m> Sable. — Francelia Billington was the Leading woman in ••The Pajama 
Parade." Glad you Like our covers. So you want Ldith Storey's picture on cover 

Aw\ Q. Bessie Byton in that Selig. Richard Travers was Gustave in "Tin 
Chord" (Essanay). Edna Payne was the girl in ••The silent Signal" (Lubin). 

Lenore. Thanhouser Kid in "The Little Shut-In" (Thanhouser). Pearl Sindelar 
was the wealthy mother in ••The Two Mothers" (Path.6). Yea, it Lfi getting rery tire- 
some in this advanced day to see the players walk down toward the camera to talk or 
to read a letter, it results from Ignorant direction. 

E. ('.. Wash. — Miss Pardee was the Leading woman in "Troublesome Mole" (Bio 
graph). Thomas Carrigan was Leading man in "The Trice of the Free" is 
Charles clary in "The Toils of Deception" (Selig). 

I. ii. i. i.w H. — Lionel Axioms and Maidel Turner were Mr. and Mrs. Wisner In 
"Mother-Love" (Lubin). Dolly Larkin and Henry King in "When the clock Stopped" 
(Lubin). res, that was Harry Myers' own car. James Cooley in that Biograph. 

Ethel Clayton remains with Luhin. 

KERRIGAN Ki.ii;. — Tom Carrigan in that Selig. Harold Larkin was .hick in "And 
the Watch Came Lack" iKalein). Harry Millarde in "The Fatal Legacy." R 
Drouet was Tom. and John Im-e was Frank in "The Battle of Sbiloh" i Luhin i. 

MAORI] \\i> GlBL. — Thank you very much for the copy of the New Zealand 
/inc. It was a very tine hook. 

Miss Bilue, oi Im.i. — The "fellow who wore Light shoes and trousers, dark coat 

and straw and pomp, hair" in "Her Present" I Luhin ) was Robert Bums, BO DOW 

yon can "love me forever," .-is you promised. I've shuttled the cards, hut cant find "the 
other fellow, who was the dearest little devil." I hate to break your heart this way. 
.liter reading your delicious Letter, which sparkles like the glorious sunbeams on the 
beautiful crystals of snow without my chamber door. (Unhand me. villain! — I 
stumble into these beautiful, poetic selections at times.) 

<;. m. B. Frances Ne Mover and Ray McKee had the leads in "An Interrupted 
Courtship" (Lubin). Prank McGlynn, Augustus Phillips and I - 1 i ■ — Milford in "What 
Shall it Profll b Many - i Edison). 

a\sbuei Pabk Curl. G ■ge Gebhardt had the lead in "The Mexican Gambler'* 

(Pathe). Owen Moore bad the lead in '-sunny smith" (Victor), Yon are a regular 
i hatterbox, but it is pleusanl chatter. 

Despehatj Desmond. Blanche Sweet and Marshall Neilan in thai Biograph. Sally 
Crute was Beth in "The Price of Human Lives" (Edison). Was I ever in 
Bless your beart, thousands of times; that's one of m.\ greatest difficulties 
,.ui ..i love. 5 on win -re Edwin august in this Issue see the Powers story. 



Dauntless Durham. — Where have you been?— I missed yon. James Ross in -Tin- 
End of the Run" (Kalem). John Bunny was chatted in May, 1012. Henry Hallam 
was Uncle Tom in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 

Josephine R. — Why dont you return your book to the Circulation Manager, and he 
will send you a good copy in return? Bad copies will happen in the best regulated 
printeries. Brinsley Shaw has left Vitagraph. 

Jess, of Meadville. — Glad you have returned. Myrtle Stedman in "The Good 
Indian" (Selig). Betty Gray in "Across the Chasm" (Pathe). She is now with Bio- 
graph. Lionel Adams and Maidel Turner in "Over the Crib" (Lubin). Palmer Bow- 
man and Alma Russell in "They Were on Their Honeymoon" (Selig). Virginia Ches- 
ter is the girl who cuts off her hair (wig) in "The Price of Jealousy" (Pathe). Ethel 
Davis and Francis Newburg in "Nan of the Woods" (Selig). Velma Whitman and 
Henry King in "To Love and to Cherish" (Lubin). Thankee. 

Baub B. — Thanks for the fee, also the verse. Both are fine. Sorry I cant use the 
latter, but I can use the former. I received just six pairs of suspenders Christmas. 

Olga, 17. — Dont you think it is about time for that figure to move up one? Ray- 
mond Gallagher and Velma Whitman in "The Death-Trap" (Lubin). Ethel Phillips 
was the girl, Norbert Myles was the electrician, and William Funn the villain in 
"The Electrician's Hazard" (Kalem). 

Billion $ Doll. — You want the birthplace of Mary Ryan, her age, present address, 
and a picture of her taken ten years ago — that's all. Cant you think of something else 
to make your happiness (and my troubles) complete? 

Frances Mc, Napa. — Benjamin Wilson married Mary in "Who Will Marry Mary?" 
(Edison). Dont ask me to send you Mary Fuller's photograph autographed. Write to 
her about that. Afraid the four cents wont cover the postage. 

W. J. P., Albany. — Tom Carrigan was the violinist. Frank Newburg was Howard 
in "The Open Door" (Selig). Elsie McLeod has not been chatted as yet. Thanks very 
much. Blessings on you, my child. 

Prissandy. — Ray Myers is with Kay-Bee. Your letter reminds me of a sausage — 
full of meat, but uncertain as to kind. 

D. H., Jr. — You refer to George Field in that American. Yes, poor fellow, he just 
did the trick also. Blame Winnifred Greenwood : she captured him for keeps. 

Violette E. L. — I think I shall have to agree with you, altho it would be easier for 
me if the questions were all put at the top of the sheet and the letter or comments 
thereafter. I read the letters when they first come in and answer them at another time. 

Vyrgynya. — Yes, you have discovered Anthony. He lives in your town. Jobnnie 
the First is the editor of the News. A page from you is food enough for breakfast. 
William Duncan is directing as well as playing. 

Muriel S. — Of course Warren Kerrigan and Crane Wilbur both read our maga- 
zine. All of the players do. Thanks for the headache powder. I love my books, but 
I prefer my correspondence. Yes, but wait till you see our April cover. 

Hazel, Austin. — Frances Ne Moyer was Nancy, and Earle Metcalfe was Tom in 
"A Pill-Box Cupid" (Lubin). Mary Pickford is not appearing in "The Good Little 
Devil." You say Edgena De Lespine is not playing now on account of ill health. Yes. 

Pauline S. — Many thanks for the beautiful card. I like to read your letters : 
they smack of cheerful yesterdays and confident tomorrows. 

C. H. J. — Mary Pickford is her correct name. Marguerite Snow is still playing 
for Thanhouser. Paul Scardon was Blake in "Bracelet" (Reliance). 

A. G., Brooklyn. — There are several sentences that read backward and forward 
the same, notably the one attributed to Napoleon. "Able was I ere I saw Elba." in 
answer to the question if he could conquer the world. Bessie Eyton was Grace in 
"When Men Forget" (Selig). 

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Am i ri a C. — TiiMiiks for the Bermuda Band. They cant say aow thai I have] 
sand, l rank Larkin plays opposite Kutli Roland now. Mr. ami Mrs. Ridgely have 
arrived at Ban Francisco. Thanks, your Letter Ls rery One. 

Robebi !'.. K. We haven't Brinsley Shaw's present whereabouts. I shall certainly 
lei you know jusl as soon as I And it. Several are asking for him. 

Thos. w. (i. Mae Marsh, Edward Dillon, Blanche Sweet ami Henry Walthall have 
left Biograpb for Reliance. Haven't Betty Cameron's whereabouts uor that Keystone. 

Johnnh mi Third. Robert Leonard and Marguerite Pischer in "Paying the 
Price" (Rex). Lillian Orth in "0 Sammy" (Biograph). Mary Pickford was 19 last 
birthday; getting to be Quite au old lady. No complete lisl of Moving Picture player**. 
Anybody can get a copy of c<,nii<- Sittings bj subscribing. 

EX c. Wash.— Myrtle Stedman was tin- leading woman in ,4 The Escape of Jioi 
Dolan" (Selig). Bessie Eyton in "The Master of the Garden" (Selig). I tried that 
yell on the dog, and it was a howling SUC< • 

i:. I.. T. Wont yon please write a Little larger? Florence Hackett was crazy Mary 
in "The Sea Eternal" (Lubin). Thomas Carrigan ami Adrienne Kroell in "Around 
the Battle-tree" (Selig). Harry Millarde was .Mr. st. ('lair. Vivian Rich ami Harry 
\ nn Meter in "in the Mountains of Virginia" (American). Lee Moran in '"Won by a 

Skirt" (Nestor), .Marion Swnyne and Darwin Kurr in "The Climax" (Solax). Marie 

Walcamp was the woman in "By Fate's Decree" (Rex). 

Maybell W. — Larry Trimble is Btill in London. All companies have a large ward- 
robe in the stmiios. Peggy O'Neill was Ellen in "The Battle of Shiloh" (Lubin). 

Harold Lockwood was opposite Kathlyn Williams in '"Tim Xoung Mrs. BamesT (Selig). 

Latjnce, the Fooi* Non oeed a new typewriter ribbon. Sour poem is rery 
ami I have passed it to the proper department. Gladys Ball edits the Popular Plays 

ami Players Department she ami Gladys Hall are the same. 

Enthusiast. — Von did not tax my patience a wee hit. Too many funerals in the 
Current Events pictures - .- We'll all have one some day. Maidel Turner in "Angel of 
the Slums" (Lubin), and Henry King was the hero in "Medal of Honor" (Lubin). 

it is pronounced Kin-e-ma-color. 

r. x. B., Viitm ma.- -Adele i >e Garde Is qo Longer with Vitagraph. Haven't heard 
of her present location, send stamped, addressed envelope for List of manufacturers. 
Please dont send Letters for the players to this office; they should all u r o to the com- 
pany with which they are connected. 

Olga, L7. — Eleanor Blevins was the girl in "The New Schoolmarm ^i' Green B 

(Essanay). She is now with Selig. So you like Outer's walk. Henry King is with 

Balboa and Irving Cummlngs with [mp. 

WABATAH, SyoNEY. Robert Harron and .Mae Marsh had the leads in "The 
Across the Way" (Biograph). Your letter is very encouraging. Thank-. 

Li i-i s. Accept this meager acknowledgment ami thanks for your charming letter 
ami enclosure, i am sorry to hear of your Illness. 

Crib. Ruth Roland was Betty in "Pat the Cowboy" (Kalein). Ethel Clayton in 
"His Children." Marion Swayne was the maid in "Four Pools ami a Maid" (8olax). 
Thanks tor the tobacco. 1 like t<> answer love questions, hut the editor forbids. 


Some moving picture exhibitors tell their patrons 
that the most difficult problem they have is to obtain an 
"excellent' 1 program. 

They wag their heads sorrowfully, assume expressions 
of utter exhaustion and exclaim, " If you people only knew 
how hard I work to get you good pictures! ' 

All this in a self-pitying manner. 

Exhibitors of this kind are not wise. 

The easiest thing in the world is to get good pictures 
— if you go to the right source. 

Good pictures mean full houses. Anyone would 
rather sit in a full theater than in one only half occupied. 
It's human nature to be with the crowd. 

The General Film Program is Excellent. It is 
made up of Biograph, Edison, Essanay, Kalem, Kleine 
(Cines- Eclipse), Lubin, Melies, Pathe, Selig and Vita- 
graph Pictures. 

General Film Service means full houses. 

If you would be with the crowd go where General 
Film pictures are exhibited. 

That's the answer. 




Blokdera. — Thanks for the pennies, i >u t I have do babies t" take them to. Henry 
King in thai Lubin. Donl know why Blograpb act so. That's their policy. Fine r< 

Kha/v Kat. -Thomas NiUs was the adventurer in "Two Girls of the HilN*' (Re- 
lianee). ^erse very clever. Thanks for the lucky penny; perhaps in gel m raise now. 

.M. B. .Mius. I sent your missive on to tint "most charming, girlish, fairy-like 
(O i/inim /( mcmorem, virgot — Virgil)." So yon think "The Trail of the Losl Chord** 
the fines! Btorj we ever published. I am "Yours till Niagara Falls?' That isn't ion-.:. 

Helen L. K. Edgar Jones was the load in U A Waif of the Desert*' (Lubin). Glad 
you like Gladden James and Herbert Barry. Wallace Beery was the old maid in "At 
the old Maid's <';iii" (Essanay). res. Pine feathers make tine birds— also beda 

Amu i.. Harry .Myers was c.-ii in "I lis Best Friend." We printed Ins picture in 
the November 1913 issue. His turn will soon come around again. 

Lottie D. T. — Henry King and Velma Whitman in "A .Mexican Tragedy" (Labia). 
Itay Gallagher was Bancho. Julia Bwayne Gordon was Luella, and Teffl Johnson was 
Hani in "Lueiia's Love-Story*' (Vitagraph). Lillian Glsb was the mother, and Mr. 
Fallon was the husband in "The Madonna and Her child" (Biograph). William Bailey 
was Roger Crane in "The Way Perilous*' (Essanay). 

COUSINS. — JSagenie Besserer was Constance. William Scott the man and Harriot 
NOtter the wife in "Destiny of the Sea" (Soiiu r ». ai Garcia and Miss Lorimer wore the 
leads, and Miss K. Tierce was Marie in "Equal Chance" (Selig). Thomas BantSChJ and 
Adele Lane in "Redemption of Railroad Jack" (Selig). 

Jessie W. Lillian Gish and Edward Dillon in ••An Indians Loyalty'" (Biograph). 

Haven'1 thai Domino. Dont you call me an old owl — unless you refer to my w h j c n ca s, 
in winch case 1 accept the appellation. Constance Johnson in '•Diplomatic Clrd< 

GlLBEBTA, NOBTHPOBT. — William Bailey was Will, and Otto Ilreslin was Joe in "-The 

Death-Weight*' (Essanay). Jessalyn Van Trump was Betty in "The Passer-by" I Vic- 
tor). Richard Travers in that Essanay. Kempton Green in the Lubin. That was a 
foreign Patheplay. I cant u'et the casts for most of the foreign plays. 

JAOOEBS. Dont ask the difference between Tom and Owen Moore. What do yon 

mean? Lottie Briscoe In "The Power of the Cross." Yes: Arthur Johnson is a man of 
parts) and the parts are connected by joints: and the joints seem to be well oiled. 
WILL T. H. — "Lord William" Wright writes for us occasionally. When 1 make a 
mistake. I always blame it on tl.i printer. Rosemary Thohy OUgbl to crown you with 
a laurel wreath, my lord, and Ford Sterling should remember you liberally in his will — 
where there's a Will there's a way to be appreciative 

BBU< i , Mi tfPHIS. Ethel Clayton was the wife in that Lubin. Myrtle Stodman was 
the girl in -.Mother Love vs. Gold*' (Selig). Edward Boulden was the husband in 
".Mary's New Hat" (Edison). Harry Todd was the poor husband in u Broncho Billy's 
Christmas Deed" (Essanay). I always accept everything in good spirit. 

Sim viii.x. Galveston. — Ethel Clayton was the wife in u The New Gown" (Lubin). 
ir yon dont really love him. dont tic up to him. Even a fool could so advise you. since 

you arc in high school, you OUghf to be able to decHm marriage. This is no joke. 

Virginia. That scenario would ha\e been tine. Betty day was opposite Crane 
Wilbur in "The .Merrill .Murder Mystery.*' Charles clary in "Tobias Went out." 

\oi:m\ G. Doris 1 1 oil later in thai Kalem. Dorothy Gisb was the daughter, and 
.\. Moreno was the groom in "The House o\' Discord*' (Biograph). 

Ami ii \ 0. Elsa Lorimer was the girl in "The Porl of Missing Women." l am 
glad ymi like Helen L. u. Mary Pickford has been called the Maud Adam- <>\ the a 

I.oiiii |>. I'. Josephine Duval was the little - r iii and Frank Dayiou her lather in 

"The foil of the Marshes" (Essnuaj I. Mabel Irunnelle and William Chalfln in "The 

Family's n r" (Edison). Lillian Mulhearn and Charles Wellesley in "The Diver." 

i Dauphin. Harry Todd was the prospector, Evelyn Selbie his wife and True 
Itoardman the boss In "Naming of the Law hide Queen*' (Essanay). Harrj Myers and 
Ethel Clayton In "The Scapegrace*' (Lubin). Edith Storey and Ked Finley in "*Mid 
Kentucky Hills*' (Vitagraph). Always glad to beat from you, my lad. 

H . BlNQHAMTON. ttutb StonehoUse*S picture appeared in July 1918 Issue. Alice 

Washburn was the housekeeper In "Why Girls Leave Home." So you think "Li 
Kunset" the most beautiful thing that Vitagraph ever did. .Mr. Thompson directed It 
DoROTin s. Itaymond Hacketl \\;i^ the little boj in "Longing for a Mother." 
Snip, Lamab. William Dunn was the brother in **TTie Line-up*' (Vitagraph). Van 
Dyke Brooke was the father in "The Silver Clgarel Case" (Vitagraph). Peggy O'Neill 
ami Roberl Drouel in "When Mary Married" (Lubin). Mr. Holt was Wixta in "The 
spell" (Vitagraph). Lee VV 11 lard and Frederick church In "Bonnie ^f the mils" 
■ i iii;i.\ i . \ < ini.i whit man In thai Lubin. 

\\i i.i i. Florence LaBadie and William Garwood in "An Honest 1'oung Man* 1 

inhouser). Dolly Lark in and Henrj King In "The Legend of Lovers' Leap." 

i'ii i r: i d Helen Holmes In "A Runaway Freight" (Kalem), Richard Bartletl 

I ..u\ l< t in ' < hir Now Mini-tor" i Kalem i. 

w i . , > .mi can send ;i subscription to your stater In England. **'\><] the ■ 

>i we w in attend to it. 




" F^OLLY OF THE DAILIES," the new series in which Mary Fuller is starring, 
is being written by Acton Davies, the celebrated Dramatic Critic of the New York 
Sun. In it the heroine of the famous Mary stories appears as a newspaper reporter. There 
will be many thrilling and dramatic scenes in these stories, for Dolly is to have dangerous 
and difficult assignments to cover. Twelve stories in all released the last Saturday in the 
month. Began January 3 1 st, with 

She Perfect Truth 


D ARR Y O'MOORE, the clever Edison character actor and comedian, plays the part 
of Octavius, a would-be detective whose slogan is "Octavius cannot fail." He cer- 
tainly cannot fail to make you roar with laughter. Frederick Arnold Kummer, author 
of several well-known plays, is writing twelve stories which are being released in co- 
operation with the Pictorial Review, Released the third Monday of the month. 
Began January 1 9th, with 

The Adventure of the Actress 9 Jewels 

^ Remember that each story in these series is independent of the others and a complete 
incident in itself. Mary Fuller is unquestionably the most popular actress on the screen — 
Barry O'Moore has evolved one of the cleverest characters that has ever been acted. 
Don't fail to see both of these new series. 

a&_ THOMAS A. EDISON, Inc., ,4 VrTn e gw ve - 


JoSEPHim. IT.— Tii.n waa Norma Talmadge In "The Bine Rose* 1 (Vitagrapll). 

iu • more Robert Burns besides the greal Scot Which onel 

\ letter :i< i.i i . — «-<i t<> i 'ram* Wilbur, care of l "it I j •'- Frerea, Jersey City, would reach 

i « telle bad -i iitti«- trouble, but it wan adjusted amicably. Arthur Johnson 

Hi bero "ii page i U), January Inane, i cannot present my correspondents with 

oto- M might result disastrously : it" you bet Alice Joyce baa one, you lose your 

.,ii bet your "new pink pajamas that i am Mr. Brewster,*' you will loae 

\ pajamas. What difference does it make who I ami 


Here is a n»w puzzle, sixty players are represented in this tale, Bud 
mutable prizes will be awarded to those who send the neatest and most nearly 
correct answers. The figures in parentheses indicate thai the word 

U immediately preceding is the key to the name of the play< 
tuple, "tale (2)" means Edith Storey. This is as far as we will go in 
helping yon solve this unique puzzle. Address all answers to Editor Popular 
Player Puzzle, 175 Duffield street. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Peruse (1) my tale (2), and acquire knowledge (3) small (4). 
Living in the New Jersey town of an American martyr (5), and being something of 
destrian (0), I strolled Into the country one pleasant day. Coming to B glen 
i stopped to rest. Out in a pasture (8), I saw a builder <'••• erecting a rock structure 
• 10). Beside the place was a wagonload of beams, evidently Just come from the wood- 
cutter iii». i went over, and the builder Invited me to enter, lie showed me about 
twenty dozen ■ 12 1 plans. 

after, the future occupant (13) of the place arrived. I left the two men 
talking and i . .« .k . -« l over the house. Some of the walls were hoary (14). but one of 
tii- in (15) was like Frosted rain or ivory soap (16-17). 

- called, i went back to the men, who Bald they were going man who 

i in the w i- i 18), and asked me to accompany them. 

We went down a road, creased a Btream (19) on a metal bridge (20) and at the 

Ide came to b shack (21). One of us pulled the annunciator (22), and the pro- 

came out We asked for bis boat Be told as to go after it. We did, and 

found W WOUld-be nailon entering (24) it. We drove them away, but had to walk 

in the water (25) after it. Getting in. we rowed toward the setting sin 

ently we came to a larger stream and soon reached a wharf, where a man was not 

Kitting (27) Be took our line and tied it. 

Lng the boat we entered a path (28)< which led us past a bouse of worship 

and thru a small patch of fir-trees (30). A.1 ti ther side, we met a man 

with bis face and arms bound in cloths. Be told us his bouse bad lo-.-n afire and he 
hud receive d Injuries l .".t | trj lug t" save it. 

Mj friend* talked with the man a while, and then the builder sketched (32) some 
for him. 
our return, the builder said the man was some baj . but was wealthy 

ogh to h.i d i ie. 

NNi - ay, and, reaching a blgh fence, l climbed up to took over. All I 

round again we heard 
ind a nmd. \\e stopped at 
nt (38) I), hut the product was not ripe Mm. However, i 

tainlj did hint ill*. 

(low n the road we mi t a bn i 12 }, w bo said he was the chief 

owlftli i n i dark-red I r. >. H e 
Just as we were thru 

tig thrill. 

\S A in Brat We returned to the anflnlshed 
1 ladder I I it we saw .1 small animal (50) like 

wiili a -hop n,«ar niv 

1 at hi- shop. 1 ... cepted 

toward home. 

. muttering to himself, 

be would have the constable (5T») on some 

1 ay quill 1 nud wrote to ,,.v empl. 

" : IMV a of sunshine - to me, and 

1 from the d . \. 
and lap 1 



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your friendship for the beautiful Kalem star. 
Send 25c in stamps or coin and your copy will 
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150 i/o//o\ run in: MAGAZINE 

Herman. — Sea, everybodj w;,< surprised al the large Dumber who want to see more 
photoplaya taken from the classics. Those who know the classics want to be reminded, 
; mi those « bo «ii» not, a ant i" learn. 

:.i in 11. linn > i:. Dixej doef not puts permanently. Roth Roland baa been with 

Kalem about thre ■ fonr years. x*ou are right; ;• kiss la an amorous act 

tionai brevity, Induced bj b transitory derangement <>r the equilibrium In the comport- 
ment criminls, assuming an Inexplicable tenderness, the two lips are 
placed with commendable Intrepidity and extreme scrupulosity upon preferably the 
iiiy cloned line of a member of the opposite aex, pressing with tin- m<>-t perfect 
equitj and Impartiality and suddenly parting them. Tho Impression on the sensorinm 

equent thereto usually culmlnatea In ;i sense of rapture delectable and feUcitona 
in the extreme 

Blsu T. — Bdgar .1 a and Louise Huff in U A Waif of the Desert" (Lnbin). 

Thomaa Santschl and Adele Lane in "The Quality <»f Mercy*' (Selig). STes, 1 am 
m great admirer of Crane Wilbur'a coiffure 

Masteb m. T., Nobtb Island. — Vitagrapfa i< ;it B. Fifteenth St. ami Locust Ave, 
Brooklyn. Dont know where Asta Nielson is. Never heard that Arthur Johnson 
bad hypnotic powers, but I know that he baa power to charm. 

Playmates. — Please dont ask the nationality of players. That*a beyond me 
Muriel Ostriche In "Flood-Tide" (Thanhouser). 

\v. <;. EL— Nordish tiim< are not shown In thia country. Blanche Sweet has left 
apfa for Mutual Bo yon want a department of "Births, Deaths and Marring. 

1 r... Nmrra Oodkn.— Audrey Berry In '•The Ancient Order of Good-Fellows" 
(Vltagraph). Hughle Mack la really fat; he la not stuffed 

M. 1;. \\\. Long Bbanch. — Four letter is fine Sony you criticise that player so 
much, ami all because he didn't answer your letter. Y< s; Victor PoteL 

Kimnaid 11. C— Fred Fralick In "Badly Wanted" (Lnbin). That waa a daring 
thing to do. Some players take all kinds of chances, • 

I'.. ('. w.. Rushville. Lillian Wiggina was the wife in "The Trapper'a Mistake* 1 
(Patheplay). C. 11. Mallea waa Lee in "By .Man's Law" (Biograph). Write to vitu- 
graph for .\o. ■;. Mona Darkfeather Is with Kalem. who knows where Violet Fleming 

Haven't heard of that 1 a being Aimed a- yet 

Clydi .1. — EDarle Metcalfe «;is Phil in "The Scapegoat" (Lubln). James Xoung 
i- .in author aa well as ;i player and director. Mao Marsh in "By Man's Law*' (Bio- 
graph). Lottie Plckford is now with Biograph. 

Mas. .1. it. — Juatina Huff In "Thru Flaming Paths." Anita Stuart in "The Swan-Girl." 

Emus, Cai*— Marshall Neilan in that Biograph. Barle Foxe in ••The Spender" 
1 \ Ictor * . 1 le, to... u with Mutual. 

t ( ',n tin in <i from /'";'• 100) 

of ti mpanj <-..iii»i speak a word of French. At various timea they wore accosted by 

endarmes, and were vociferated at most emphatically, but as all the vociferation 
toil 1. 11 untrained ears, they wont on their waj serenely. "\ few days later," Mr, I 

Id, ••wiion we secured an Interpreter, we found that we had been receiving sum- 
monses to court." in other words, the taking of pictures on the public streets, null- 
ed, w:i-> forbidden, and the gendarmes iia<i been vainly endeavoring to enforce the 
Such Is the advantage of being a stranger Indeed, In a strange land. 

B ol recently played the title role In "Ivanhoe," released abroad, and he aaya 
the picture baa bad the record sale of the world that more copies were sold than 
I other picture an... he la proud to be the founder and president of tin Motion 
! t i. .ti of the world the Screen < :iub. 

"We've reached the Ave hundred membership mark." ho said. l4 Every known 
mas in 1 .l.-t 1 1 j • belongs— we've members In London, In Paria and In Austral! 

"ii wonder that with nil these Interests and all the success and the esteem he 
i«* h- id in thus obvlou mi. .1 .1.. jrou wonder that he w hen 1 asked him 

if be thought life worth living, and repeated the question after mel 

uk life worth living?" ho asked, "it baa been \- tar." 

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N ', \ four letter m i thai i gave ii to the editor. He may it 

time i he eye for science, the month for religion, and the hand for art, La pretty 
philosophy. I agree with you thai the hand I* rery expressive— when it i« 
uttached t" a -'"<"i player. Hie in«.-t unworthy hand I know Is behindhand. 

i.i mi 1 1. Bh jn. George Larkin plays opposite Rnth Roland. Bo does William 

Brennan Bettj Gray Is with Biograph. Mary Pickford Is not bi vaudeville 

Bothkb.- Warren Kerrigan wat with American before going t«> Victor. Flor- 
i inii.i Is still abroad. Owen M •<■ ;m<l James Cooley t •« * 1 1 1 with .Mutual. 

i.iimw Walkeb Wobshipeb. Mabel Van Buren was Helen In 'The Touch or a 
Child" (Selig). Clara Kimball foung in "The Pirates" (Vitagraph). Dolly Larkin 
in "Breed of the West." Eugenie Beeserer and Henry Otto In "The Mysterious Way." 

Mabjorie M. .Muriel Ostriche In ,4 Her Right of Happiness" (Princess). William 
Russell in "Curfew shall v.t Ring Tonight" (Thanhouser). I am n<u old rears count 
for nothing. A person La as <>i<i aa be feels 

\ i it i r. Myrtle Btedman was Bailie in "Sallle'e Sure Shot" (Selig). Betty Gray 
wraa Che Bister In "The Merrill Murder Case" (Patheplay). OrmJ Hawley waa Nora 
in "Fashion's Toj " i Lnbin ». 

Lotto I >. T.- charlotte Burton and James Harrison In "The Flirt and the Bandit" 
(American). William Brunton and Helen Holmes in k *The Hermit's Ruse" (Kalem). 
Howard Davis in "Playmates" (Majestic). Louise Glaum Is Carlyle Blackwell'a lead- 
ing lady. .lane (Jail is with Louden Film Co. 

\ \ m M. B. i am sorry you were disappointed, l dont remember your letter at 
all. n<»\\ do you expect me to, when I read thousands of them? what we do Dot 
nnderstaud we have not the right to Judge. Please write again. 

William <;. Mona Darkfeather was Ruth in "Against Desperate <M<ls*' (Kalem). 
Alan Male was the younger brother in "By Man's Law" (Biograph). Ruth Roland ill 
"Fickle Freaks." Bailie Crute and Bliss MUford in ••The Trice or Human Li 

Mn i. kid M.. Los am. i lis. Edwin August in "The Blot in the 'Scutcheon" (Bio- 
graph). Wilfred Lucas in "Fate's Interception." Also in "A Pueblo Legend." Bui you 

must not give away your secrets. A good secret is to a woman what wine is to a 
man too good to keep. A secret can he kept by two— if one of them is dead. 

JOT, 150. — Val Cleary was Bob, Miriam Cooper was Sal. and Bob Walker and Irene 
Boyle in "The Sacrifice at the spillway" (Kalem). Miss Golden in that Biograph, 
William Bailey in •The Hermit of Lonely Gulch." Beverly Bayne in "The Death- Weight M 

{Continui d ji 

i dged ideal locale. These are advan- 
thal have already been meted 
oiii to a public overflowing \\ iili the 
benefactions of the film magnate. 
Therefore, instead of sumptuous 

JC< ii. iy and aCCeS80riefl Mich as a 

dway playhouse always is ex- 

d i«> feature, the productions on 

n ai the Vitagraph Theater 

will reveal the original scenery of i be 

locale, w here each play is centered : 

VI h( ii Mall ( 'aim's "The < 'hris 

ii as ,i photoplay, the 
Limital ions of the speaking Btage will 

p be so apparent, Liebler and 
( lompan) . w ho produced " The < 11 

' w itii Viola A II.ii originally . and 
who are also assist ing in the produc- 
tion "t" this photoplay . have been so 

impressed with the lilms that they 
islitiahh . thai the 

trem< l he plaj is about 

ili- Vitagraph 's 

•> as producers is to be 

d only «>n tl no man 

assume that the first-nighters have no 

surprises, awaiting them at this, the 
premiere of playhouses. On the 

contrary, the environment that will 

confront tin' inaugural audience will 

he such as befits "The Theater of 

Science, " ami such information 
available forces the conclusion that 

1914 is destined t«> record no event of 
greater significance in filmdom. Al- 
ways striving to L r i\c to their photo- 
plays an adequate musical setting, it 
was natural thai the Theater of 
Science would adopt a scientific 
method t<> provide a musical accom- 
paniment for them. So, instead of ;» 
ho.iy of orchestral pla> • 1,000 

symphonic orchestra, the invention of 

Robert Hop. .hues, with a sinL'lr 

musician at the keyboard, will 
interpret the original scores, always 
appropriate to the film subject, thus 
forming as a whole a veritable con- 
quest o\' th- Music and t lie 
Drama along modern scientific li 

You have a right to expect 

that your favorite picture 

house should show 


If it does not ask the pro- 
prietor or manager, repeat- 
edly if necessary, why he does 
not, until he shows both. 
It's issued 



Rosi i i orence Lawrence and Clare Whitney were sisters, and Mr. TTnrnp tlK* 
in "The Clo (Victor). Darwin Karr was the detective, and \'i<»i«-t 

Horner was the girl In "Retribution' 1 (Solax). Florence Roberts In "Sapho" (Mi 
lie). Linda Griffith and Charles Perlej in "The Scarlet Letter" (Kinemacolor). Maude 
I'.-.ii.-v and \viiii:nii Russell in "Moths" (Thanhouser). Margarita Fischer in "The 
li-'iii Against Bvll." Robert Leonard and Margarita Fischer in "Paying tii<- Price.*' 
D F Loi la. Harold Shaw and Miriam Nesbitt In "The Boss of the Lumber 

Camp." .i-'iin Leverton in "The Sewer." Muriel Ostriche in "Mix-up in Pedign 

i: r. . i i/. James Cooley In "AH for Science" (Biograph). Albert Macklin and 
Vivian Pates In "Mother-Love" (Lubin). Blanche Sweet In "Oil and Water" (Bio- 
graph). Andrew STatea hi "Double 011880*' (Lubin). 

Ywi\ Y\m\ Qirls. Sour friend Is teasing you. She never beard me sing, rou 
thai way. Write to our circulation manager about "Motion Picture Club 
ol America" be knew - nbout it. 

Edna, 16. Mabel Van Buren in "The Probation" (Selig). So yon would like to 
be in ni\ shoes. I will send yon a pair of them it" yon like 

i. II., Caloaby.- The magazine Is on sale ;it all newsstands about the 15tb <>f the 
month. Marj Pickford was chatted In November, 1913. My grateful thanks are yours. 
u i- \. w. Keefe i- the correct way of spelling it now. She i- in vaudeville, 
that was our i rtlst, A. B. Shults. who was found dead in bis room with Ok 

turned on. He was ;i great artist We ^tiii have so f his drawings left 

i: km Broncho Billy's picture appeared in April, 1911 ; February, 1912; 

1912; October, 1912, and June 1913. That's right, read the ads and answer 
them; It helps us. Certainly we dont guarantee them all. We refuse hundreds ol 
:t 1 1 1 1 those that we accept are O. K. as near as we can telL 

swi\n I... Oaklano. Edwin Carewe was tii«- player, and Ernestine Morley and 
Orml Hawley In "On Her Bedding-Day" (Lubin). Arthur Houseman was John In 
Younger Generation" (Edison). Bessie Eyton In that sdi::. 
Abile, 15. Never heard of a Mrs, Standing. Wheeler Oakman had the i«*a<T In* M A 
Dip in the Briny" (Selig). [f you like epigrams bo much, why dont yon read SI 
>|.r.irf'.- \" works contain more -except mine 

A\w w .1. Warren Kerrigan In "Mission Bells." Vivian Rich opposite him. 

W. i.. iii sdebson. Vours are never i<'ir_ r enough, particularly when you bio 

Into verse. STon are n full-grown poet. Certainly the female of the species Is more 

worthy than the male. I nave never found the one best-seller t<> be the wine-cellar. 

a nominate Warren Kerrigan as Adonis, Alice Joyce ns Diana and Rosemary 

Thebj as Minerva. Now what becomes of Barle Williams and Mary Pickford 

\i kBKA.- King Baggot Is dow playing ln> New rork. Warren Kerrigan In 
California. The Answer Man writes nothing else but this stuff; Isn't that enough? 

K. R. 8., \i « roan.- Barle Metcalfe was the lover In "A Doctor's Romance*' 
(Lubin). Lou 1 ne Gianni in "The Invisible Foe" (Kalem). Marguerite Clayton Is <tiii 
with Essanay. Carlyle Blackwell was Billy. 

■ i is .M ,.\ Lottie Briscoe Is still with Lubin. Melies are still pro- 
ducing pictures. Marguerite Courtot appeared in ••Tin- Fighting Chaplain" and "Riddle 
ol the Tin Soldier." Was the promise greater than the fulfillment! 

SValteh B. C. Harold Lockwood, Wheeler Oakman and Eugenie Beeserer in 
Moscow has the best theater In the world. Moscow la fertile In 
!.ut sterile In other directions 

Richmond. Kathlyn Williams was Mrs, Barnes In "The roung Mrs, 
winiiit rr.i Qreenwood was leading woman In "The Ten-Thousand 
Doll Marguerite < ourtol in that Kalem. 

anor Blevins was tii<- teacher In ' Thr \.-w Schoolmarm 

ay). Kathleen Russell was the mother, and Miriam N«-i*4tt 

daughter In "The Daughter of Romany." Lillian Orth In "The Barber Cure." 

i' i Delanej and Norma Talmadge In that Vitagraph. Phillips 

in 'The Jew'H Christmas" (Rex). Marshall Neilan and 

• i Dorothj Oish was the daughter in that Biograph. 

was the girl and Lee Malonej the man In "Battle 
Vou think there are t"" manj death scenes 1 Remember 
*o met hi i rom, yet always running towards 

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ll>sanay. l-liiismi ami oi ln-r orapanies the Motion Picture Bcreen, and we 

ought for, because the} carrj real «!<> not want to see refinement and 

action of a refined and logical intellect sacrificed for the inflated 

bladder thai swings from the end ol 
■ nit harmonj of intellect on a stout stick. 

• Mary, N. Y. C. — The fee was gratefully ac- 
cepted. Harold Lockwood is now back with 
Selig. Robyn Adair is with Kay-Bee. Anthony 
still writes to me. 

Juliet. — I think you had better come on 
and edit this department. Mrs. Ranous was in 
"The Lonely Princess," but Clara Young was 
the Princess. There shouldn't be much trouble 
in distinguishing them. So Mr. Hale and not 
Mr. Cummings was the rich patient in "A Hos- 
pital Romance." The latter has at last settled 
down with Pathe. If you didn't ask about Mary 
Fuller, somebody else did, and to save room I 
tacked the answer on yours. I have nothing to 
lo with the Correspondence Club now. 

Sxookie Ookums. — Lottie Briscoe was the 
Parasite in "The Parasite" (Lubin). Howard 
Mitchell was Mr. Lynn and Florence Hackett 
:he other woman. You get either the six col- 
>red pictures, or the book of cartoons, with a 
rear's subscription. 

Lovie Paul. — Gladys Hulette was the dangh- 
:er in "A Royal Romance" (Edison). Martin 
Paust was Phil in "His Best Friend" (Lubin). 
[ agree with you as to the ridiculousness of 
<ome of the present fashions. How wretched 
»ur women would be if Nature had formed 
hem as Fashion makes them appear! 

Dearie, 21. — Fred Truesdell and Robert Frazer 
vere the two fathers in "The Better Father." 

M. Beatrix. — The initials are A. M. Earle 
Metcalfe was the deacon, and Orini Hawley 
vas the actress in '"His Chorus-Girl Wife" 
(Lubin). May Buckley in "The Toils of Decep- 
ion" (Selig). Harold Lockwood in "Young 
Mrs. Eames" (Selig). 

Emma S. — Frances Ne Moyer and Ray Mc- 
vee in "An Interrupted Courtship" (Lubin). 
Yhen a player cannot learn to forget where the 
■amera is, either he or the director is hopeless. 

Marie, of Chicago. — Your questions were an- 
;wered. William Shay is back from England. 
We will chat him soon. 

T. B., Pittsburg. — Sorry, but Pathe will not 
ell who had the leads in "The Divided House," 
md I did not see it. 

Lottie D. T. — Mr. Hoyt was Old Coupons in 
'Old Coupons." Leo Delaney and Norma Tal- 
aadge in "His Silvered Bachelorhood." 

Doro Edna. — Frankie Mann was Madge in 
Double Chase" (Lubin). Alice Hollister was 
he girl, and James Vincent was Paul in "The 
Hind Basket- Weaver" (Kalem). 

Helen L. R.— Margaret Gibson was the girl 
n "The Outlaw" (Yitagraph). Harry Millarde 
'-as Carter in "Her Husband's Friend" (Kalem). 
Jarlotta De Felice in "Heartease" (Yitagraph). 
t is pronounced Day-fell-eech-ee. Thanks. 

Pansy. — Kempton Greene sometimes plays op- 
osite Louise Huff. Irving Cummings was sui)- 
osed to have gone with Imp. Mabel Normand 
i still with Keystone. 

Olga, 17. — Yes. that was Paul Panzer in that 
'athe. So you didn't like Crane Wilbur. Sorry. 
•'e expect to have a chat with him soon again, 
ou ask my motto; well, it's this: Temperance 
1 everything, temptation in nothing, and no 
>mper in anything. 

Joxxte X. — Justina Huff and Kempton 

reene in "Between Dances" (Lubin). Never 
eard that John Bunny got $15,000 a year ; did 
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. Milwaukee. Alan Hale was the artist and Miss Hartigan bis Inspii 
!• "Hta Inspiration" (Blograph). Thomas Santschl was Harvey. Adele Lane was 
Emma, and Edward Wallock was Paul In "The Quality of Mercy" (Sellg). Kempton 
Green and Louise Hull In "1 Father" < Lubln >. 

n. mi si. Louis. Mildred Oregorj was the other girl In "The Scapegrace" (Lu- 
bln). Denton I'ane was Harrej In "The Strike" (Kalem). James Cooley In "All For 
Blograph). Velma Whitman in "Her Boy" ( Lubln ) . Ra eson. 

Wheeler Oakman, Harold Lockwood and Al Green In - \ Dip In the Briny" (Sellg). 
fours Is bo 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 \ thai it would make ;i horse laugh. 

Helen w '. Gertrude McCoj was the girl in "In the Garden" (Edison). William 
Shay's picture has aerer been In the magazine. Lottie Briscoe In "The Benefactor" 
(Lubln). Charles Brandt was the father and Howard Mitchell the son. Henry Wal- 
thall w ;i- the friend In "'Tin- Mistaki 

Miwn \i.. Maine. Blanche Cornwall was opposite Barney Gilmore In "Kelly 
from the Emerald Isle" (Solax). Robert Gaillord was Jim i" " T1 "' Pirati 

Mrs. Joi K. Jack Richardson was the doctor In "Calamity Anne's Beauty" 
(American). Phillis Gordon was the blonde girl. Sidney Olcott In that Kalem. I 

nley was Kathleen In "Kathleen Marourneen" (Imp). Edna Flugrath and <■• 

ey in •' \t Bear Track Gulch" i Edison >. 

Bebnici B. Florence Radinofl was Mrs. King In "Keeping Husbands Home" i Vita- 
graph). Harold Locku l In "Child ol the Sea." Y..n are wrong: there are no na- 
tional holidays In the United States. Thanksgiving Day comes Dearest to it. bu1 the 
President's proclamation <!"<•- not declare thai day a holiday. 

Babbaba V. Jean Armour was Mrs, Jamison In •'The Cry of the Blood" (Lubln). 
\i.ii\ Pickford had the lead in "Just Like a Woman" (Blograph). Blanche Sweet in 
thai Blograph. Jessalyn Van Trump In "The Passer-by." 

Piebbe i ». \viiii;im stowell in. I Harriet Notter in '"With I - Blue and 
der" (Sellg). \'>;w\\ O'Moore in "The Actress" (Edison). Certainly I read and n 

the Bible. What difference does it make whether it i- holy, Inspired and 
historically accuru te or oot v 

Mabtha I'. B. A. Moreno was the husband, Julia Burns the wife and Hector I >i- -n 
the brother-in law In "No Place for Father" (Blograph). Marshall Neilan in that Blo- 
gri ph. I lelen I lolmes In thai Ka lem. 

< i rii.. That w as Marshall Neilan on page 33 of the January Issue. Your letter was 
-.iihsi wiiii wit. peppered with humor and seasoned with sense. 

Albebi a. Charles Bldridge was the butler, <; ■ge Cooper the son In "The But- 
ler's Secret" (Vitagraph). Edwin Carewe and OrmI Hawley In "Into tin- Light" 
i I. ni. in i. Gwendoline £atea in "For Mayor, Bess Smith" (Patheplay). 

i C, Newabi Harold Lockw l and Eugenie Besserer In "Phantoms" (Sellg). 

Voltaire's Ides that "Theatrical perspective requires exaggerated proportions, sur- 
charged traits and rigorous tints" is old-fashioned. Photoplayography should be natural. 

M. Reni IV., v 1 . I '. George Larkin was Jack In "Emancipated Women" (Kalem) 
N'orbert Myles \\;i- the bero In "The Electrician's Hazard" (Kalem). Charles Bartlett 
and Mona Darkfeather In "Against Desperate Odds" (Kalem). 

« ; i v i . > —- B. Mr. La Roche says: "A woman takes pride In man's attire; ■ man 

foolish and looks foolish In a w au's." That Is perhaps why yon Bee so many 

women players In tnen'H clothes, and sd i«-w anen players In women's. Alan Hale and 
Irene Howlej In 'His Inspiration." Tom Mis and Myrtle Stednian in "The Escape of 
Jim Dolan." Benjamin Wilson in "A Proposal from Nobody" (Edison). 

sci \. ''in- too. Lillian In.w was Olga In "The Lost Chord" (Esaanay). 
1 1 : 1 1 - 1 - > Millarde \\;i- the father. Hare n.'t chatted Robert Leonard as yet. Thanks for 

ook. \ 'i ' Is in.\ best companion. 

\\ So, you dont hare to hare a liceuse to run a picture theater, Lie 
thenti that run so-called Licensed pictures. Liceuses are getting t<> be ■ 

nee Vou ii one to run mi: ;mt... t.. >.-n pills or t" administer them, t<> 

pull teeth, to own .i dog, to run an employment bureau, i" run a peddler's cart. t<» run 
i det to i M n :i w oman. 

mm and Anita Stuart 1im«i the leads In 'The Wreck." 

in "Her Innocent Marriage" (American). B 
M ei bad nvlcted" (Lubln). Thanks for the clipping. 

MlLOBEO \M> Mii:i .mi I l»u\.il WB8 the little girl ill "The Toll Of 

I i.i w as the girl In "Almost mi »ker). 

\ Pillbos < lipid" 1 1. ni. in ». Ethel Clayton 
Lubln). Romalne Fielding and Gladys Brock- 
well in "N\ ben Mount \ : ,-\ Meet" I Lubln I, 

Bnxii i Lionel B wras the husband in "The House of Discord" 

aph). I'liiiiu- sin ,ii. -\ in that Rex Leo Delanej In the Vitagraph. 

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Jennie M. — Mr. Eliner J. McGovern, the 
new N. Y. Moticm Picture publicity man, has 
kindly offered to supply us with information, so 
£0 as far as you like iu asking Keystone, Kay- 
Bee, Broncho and Domino questions. Ask your 
exhibitor for Famous Players pictures. Dont 
know where Grace Lewis is at present. 

M. R. D., Newark.— Jack Harvey, was Norton 
in "Love's Sunset" (Vitagraph). 

Harold S. — You must give the names of the 
companies. Sorry we cannot answer you. 

Gen. Film Co. — So you want to popularize 
Claire McDowell — go ahead. We have been try- 
ing to get a good picture of Charles Murray, but 
we are still trying. Thanks. 

Herman. — You cant always most generally 
sometimes* tell. Never judge a player by her 
complexion, her teeth or her shape — they all 
may l>e false. They say that the camera cannot 
lie, but it can and does. Try Essanay. 

Miss D., Newburgh. — Harry Millarde was the 
sweetheart of Alice Joyce, and Tom Moore was 
Humpty Johnson in "The Hunchback" (Kalem). 
Yelma Whitman and Ray Gallagher in "For Her 
Brother's Sake" (Lubin). So you would like to 
have William Humphrey for your daddy. Thank 
you so much for the large fee and clipping. 

Miss H. C. — Marguerite Clayton is G. M. An- 
derson's leading lady. You will rue the day 
that you left home and mother to join a picture 
company. Dont do it. 

Ollie M. — Perhaps you refer to True Board- 
man. Margarita Fischer is now with American. 
Santa Barbara, Cal. She is so fair that an 
angel must needs pause in its flight and imprint 
a tender kiss on her snow-white brow. (A little 
slow music here, professor.) 


The judges in the Telegram Puzzle contest. 
that closed on January 15th, desire to an- 
nounce that it is utterly impossible to select 
the winners in time for publication in this 
issue. They desire to add that among the 
Ifi.OOO answers received there are about 200 
which are so superlatively excellent that they 
will be placed on exhibition in a room set aside 
for that purpose. Probably no magazine in 
the world has ever received such a superior set 
of artistic solutions to a contest. Some of the 
answers to the telegram are handsomely em- 
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satin, some engraved, some printed, some etched, 
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silk cord, pretty feathers, and pink ribbons ga- 
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answers appear, and some are truly works of 
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talent shown by our readers, and we are proud 
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this magazine has been issued, the prizes will 
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names of the successful contestants will be 
published in the April number. The correct 
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( loung, August, Sweet. Hawley, Costello, Leon- 
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Dolly Beal In "The Son of Thomas Gray" 
(American). STea, I still have hoi" 

tOO Old to yearn. 

R. w. — it was Wilfred Lucas, and not Alex- 
ander Gaden, in "The Smuggler's Daughter" 
(Bex). Ho also directed that play. Thanka 
for your letter. 

Hi mi. k.. Mnwai km.— Mare MacD er iuott Lf 
playing right along. He Is dow playing In \. v. 

Mni.iai) am» Meredith. — Doris HoUister in 
that Kalem. Dorothy <iish the daughter in 
that Biograph. Will try to have that picture 
of Crane Wilbur printed. L attend the Regent 
and Herald Square. 

Mi in S. — Thank- for the powder. Wl 
Kerrigan lias naze! eyes. See chat in May. 19151 

.Mm. New Yoi:k. — John Smiley was the super- 
intendent and Clarence lamer the s..n in '"The 
Engineer's Revenge" (Lubln). Florence ' 
was the child in "Bunny's Mi-take'* (Vita- 
graph). Audrey Berry was the child in '"When 
Society Galls" (Vita graph). Thomas Carnal 
han. Jr., in , *Tne Late Mr. Juno'* (Vitagraph)J 
Broncho Billy Is still playing. 

[one, Conneaut. — J. W. Johnston in that 
Eclair. Joe King was the Missionary In ••The 
Missionary and the Actress*' (Selig). Harry 
Myers was Jim In "Until We Three Meet Again." 

Helen L. R. — Earle Metcalfe waa Prank in 
"Partners in Crime" (Lubin). Ramona Langley 
was the girl in "A Tale of the West" 
Jules Ferrar was the father in 'Tin- 
Theft" (Essanay). Edgar .Tone- was B 
in "Between Two Fires" (Lubin). 

Lotth D. T. — Bessie Eyton in that Selig. 
Thomas Santschl opposite her, Fred Church 
and Marguerite Clayton in "The Doctor's Duty" 
i Essanay > . Edward < 'oxen and Winnlfred 1 1 
wood in '•The laid of Black Bart" (American). 
Paul Scardon and Norma Phillips in "Th. 
pulse" (Reliance). Ales B. Francis. Will 
Scheerer and s. Gunnis l»a\is in "Stung." 

Mas. A. i.. ah right, Btraight fa 
refer to "Leader <'t Men" (Lubin), with Arthur 
Johnson and Romalne Fielding. 

on. \. 17.— W. Walsh was Ha— an Bey in 
"The Conscience of Hassan Bey" (Biograph). 
As a general rule, players are where they are 

because they are what they are. GenlUS is 

soon recognized, and a good player doe-, not 

long remain at the bottom of the ladder. 

Wwiii: c Sorry, but haven't any of that 
Independent new-. Frank Newburg was lead- 
ing man in "Slipping Fingers 9 I 
I" have a picture of Anna Little BOOH. 

Maggie, Deifton. i have no pump to my well 

of knowledge; 1 wi-h there were— it BO often 
inn- dry. ("ant tell yon where to hny medicine 
to keep yonr ink well nor a hinge for the '_ r ait 
of your horse, nor a sheel for the bed ^( yovi 
river, nor a cushion for the -eat of war. nor a 

glove f<>i' the hand i^' fate, nor a button fbr a 
enat of paint, nor a lid for the tree trunk, QOr 
a ring for the Anger of pooro, nor a somr that 

would tickle an ear of corn, nor a grave fbr the 
dead of night WW look it up some evening 

When I have live minute- to -p.ire. 

RosALn C P That was not Mr- Ooetello in 

that picture. Jack Standing -till stand- with 

l\ithe. 1'athe Imve left oh the "Fivre-." which 

make- it simpler. 

II. G., Cal. — Robert Burns was the foreman 
in "During the Round-up" (Biograph). 

Alice N. B. — See ads for postal cards of 
players for coloring. The Film Portrait Co. 
have over 350 postals of different players. 

Eau Claire, Wis. — Please sign your name. 
James Cruze, Mignon Anderson and Roland 
Gane in "The Plot Against the Governor"' (Than- 
houser). James Gordon was the father in "Ca- 
price" (Famous Players). Gladys BrocLwell 
was Betty in "When Mountain and Valley 
Meet" (Lubin). Gwendoline Pates and Mr. 
Chance in "Baseball's Peerless Leader" (Pathe). 
Kalein produced both the plays you name. 

F. Mc. — Blanche Cornwall was Mrs. Granston 
in "Mrs. Cranston's Jewels" (Solax). So Norma 
Talmadge is your favorite. Pilot wont answer. 

Marjorie M. — Thomas Fallon was the hus- 
band and Violet Reid the wife in "The Birthday 
Ring*' (Biograph).* 

Margaret H. — Henry King and Velma Whit- 
man were the sweethearts in "The Mirror of 
Death" (Lubin). Earle Metcalfe was Frank, 
Bartley McCallum was the father and Ethel 
Clayton the girl in "Partners in Crime" (Lu- 
bin). Margaret Risser in "Too Many Tenants." 

A. L. H., Kinumdy. — Harry Benharn was the 
ribbon clerk in "Mima's Sweetheart" (Majes- 
tic). William Garwood was the Prince in "The 
Caged Bird" (Thanhouser). Harry Benham 
had the lead in "The Medium Nemesis" (Than- 
houser). John Dillion was the policeman in 
"A Veteran Police Horse" (Thanhouser). Fran- 
celia Billington and Lamar Johnstone in "A 
Perilous Ride" (Majestic). 

L. B. H., Philadelphia. — Lillian Orth was 
the fashion-plate in "The Fashion-plate of Hick- 
ville" (Biograph). No. her picture has never 
appeared in the gallery. Harold Lockwood in 
"Northern Hearts" (Selig). Kathlyn Williams 
was Kathlyn in "The Unwelcome Throne." 

Lady Leona. — W. Walsh was Bey. and F. 
Nelson was the girl in "Conscience of Hassan 
BeyV (Biograph). 

John E. — Margaret Risser was the bride in 
'"Phony Alarm" (Pathe). Well, honey, always 
remember what Horace Mann says: "Habit is 
a cable ; we weave thread of it every day, and 
it becomes so strong we cannot break it." 

Gertie. — Marshall Neilan in that Biograph. 
William Russell was Robin Hood, and Mignon 
Anderson was Ellen in "Robin Hood" (Than- 
honser). Wheeler Oakman and Bessie Eyton 
in "Terrors of the Jungle" (Selig). It was 
taken in Los Angeles, Cal. 

Lulu J., Berkeley. — Harriet Notter and 
William Stowell in "With Eyes So Bine and 
Tender" (Selig). Gertrude Bambrick in "A Cir- 
cumstantial Hero" (Biograph). Edgar Jones 
and Louise Huff in "A Waif of the Desert" 
(Lubin) . That was Jennie Lee in "Her Mother's 
lath" (Biograph). Hattie Barnes in "The Van 
s'ostrand Tiara" (Biograph). Frances Nelson 
§as the wife in "Diversion" (Biograph). 

Lilltan W. D.— O. A. Lund and E. Roseman 
n "Partners" (Eclair). Edward Coxen in "The 
Trail of the Lost Chord" (American). In spite 
>f our dear little old Andy Carnegie, we have 
tad four great wars in recent times — the Span- 
•sh-American, the Boer, the Russo- Japanese and 
he Balkan. Hence, war pictures will always 
ie timely. But you mustn't call soldiers pro- 
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QuiaiDA.— Robert Grey was Jack, and <. 
Field was the husband In "Jealousy's Trail" 
(American), a- some one bas -aid. all that's 

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keep it up. what : Florence Lawrence getting 

Gabei Fan. Hector Dion was the man arhd 
died in -"rin' Unknown Path' - (Eclair). Mar- 
::ii'i'i Prusslng and Jack Nelson in "Tin 
rerslon of .Mi-. Ami" i Selig 

I'ii 1 1 Vivian Pates was the girl in 

••rii.' Sneak Thief" (Patbeplay). Perhaps it i- 
Arthur Johnson's naturalness that makes hid 
work so effective There Is nothing theatrical 
about him, a- there i- about moat of the others] 

Hi \i.w. Sou have i n patient, so I will an 

swer your Questions. Edison i- 67, Sarah 
bardl 70, William Dean Howells 77. Edwin 
Markham 62, Carnegie 79, Hudson Maxim »;i. 
Woodrow Wilson 58, Kate Claxton ('••'.. Admiral 
Dewey 76, Julian Hawthorne 68, Adeiina Pattfl 
71. Lillian Nordiea •"■•». and the Answer Man 7l\ 
Mile. Robuine was the Black Count* 

CablyLE-JoyCE. — Guy Oliver and Stt*l la Ka- 
zetto in "'Lure of the Road' 

BCenes are ii"t t nany for One reel. 

K. K\i. Gertrude Robinson was Mayhel'e in 
"Tim Wedding-Gown" (Biograph). I under- 
stand she aN'i has ir< -ih* with Muttial. Edith 
Storey has Joined the Western Yitagraph. 

Eva a. C— Ai Garcia and Mi-- Johnson hail 
the leads in "Actor's Romance" (Sellg). 
Mr. Edison persists in declaring that much 
deep is unnecessary, and that is probably the 
reason why he invented the phonograph and 
electric Lights. 

Ki>\\. 16.— Irene Rowley was the girl in 
••The Elemental World" (Biograph). Alan 
Hale and Betty Gray in ••Thf Capture of I>avid 
Dunne" (Biograph). Velma Whitman and Henrj 
King in "Her Father" (Lubin). Donald Crisp 
in 'The Blue or the Gray" (Biograph). Thanks 
tor your kind words. 

Lotto D. T. Harry Benham was the clerk 
in "lie Couldn't Lose" (Thanhouser). Eleanor 
Blanche rd in "The Clue" (Essanay). Prank 
afcGlynn and Bliss Mil ford in "What shall it 
Profit a Man'.-" (Edison). Charles Davenport 
and Alex B. Francis in "A Son's Devotion" 
(Eclair). Sidney Olcott and <;<mi<- Gauntier in 
"in the Power "t" a Hypnotist" <•;. I 
Knth Roland and Mar-hall Neilan in "The 

Pasadena Peach" • Kalem >, 

I't n K ^ . !•;. oh. you must not ask for my pic* 

ture, my Child; it i- Bgainst the rule-. The 

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Bun, Blmiba. Claire Rae was opposite Crane 
Wilbur in • -The < louple N'ext Door" I Pa the). 

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lor Dion was the butl 
-Tin' Girl and the Crook" (Biograph). Will- 
iam Wrl-h was Rupert in 'The Temptation af 
Jan.v" That cartoon of Mar\ Piekforc" 
I by the play "Lena and tto 

EVERYBODY.— The following are the leads in 
the stories that appear in this issue : Anita 
Stuart and Ralph Ince in "Lincoln the Lover" 
(Vitagraph). Marc MacDermott was Edward, 
Gertrude McCoy was Fanny, and Augustus 
Phillips was George in "All for His Sake" (Edi- 
son). William Garwood and Jessalyn Van 
Trump in "A Turn of the Cards" (Majestic). 
Ormi Hawley and Edward J. Peil in "Thru Fire 
to Fortune" (Lubin). Francis Bushman, Ruth 
Stonehouse and Lillian Drew in "The Other 
Girl" (Essanay). Florence Lawrence was Flo, 
Matt Moore was Tom in "The Law's Decree" 
(Victor). Edwin August was the boy, Ethel 
Davis the sweetheart in "Withered Hands" 

Mrs. L. — The best book I know of (and I 
have read dozens) is "Writing the Photoplay." 
You can get it from our Clearing House for 
$2.12, and it's worth it. 

K. A. M., N. Y.— Miss Woodruff opposite Ir- 
ving Cummings in "Finger of Fate" (Pathe). 

Ray. J. D. — Alan Hale and Betty Gray in 
"The Capture of David Punne." Your sad let- 
ter reminds me of a dentist — always looking 
down in the mouth. 

Pierre D. — Mildred Manning was the cousin 
in "The Girl Across the Way." It is not true 
that Flora Finch intends to sue us for libel. 
That cartoon was anything but beautiful, but 
she had the good sense to take it as a joke. 

Mrs. A. E. C. — Gertrude Robinson was the 
girl in "Her Wedding-Bell." Edward Coxen had 
the lead in "What Her Diary Told" (American). 

Lucy M. — Margaret Risser in "The Mystery 
of a Crimson Trail" (Pathe). Haven't been to 
the Vitagraph Theater yet, but shall very soon. 
They say that it is going to be the best yet. 

Maria E. — Gwendoline Pates is the blind girl 
in "The Blind Girl of Castel Guille" (Pathe). 
James Morrison is yet with Vitagraph. Yes, I 
enjoy reading these letters — particularly the 
iirst five hundred; after that they get just a wee 
bit tiresome, dont you know. But yours? Never! 

Lottie D. T. — Edward Hallock was Paul in 
"The Quality of Mercy" (Selig). Dave Thomp- 
son and Gerda Holmes in "The Twins and the 
Other Girl" (Thanhouser). Violet Nietz in "Ca- 
lamity Anne's Sacrifice" (American). Ormi 
Hawley and Edwin Carewe in "Fashion's Toy" 
(Lubin). Maxwell Sargent and Adrienne Kroell 
in "The Golden Cloud." Charles Murray and 
Miss Sydmeth in "Never Known to Smile." 

Marjorie M. — Vivian Rich, Wallace Reid and 
Gene Palette in "When Jim Returned" (Ameri- 
can). William Garwood and Belle Bennett in 
"Thru the Sluice-Gate" (Majestic). Glad you 
are so enthusiastic about the Great Artist Con- 
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L. M. S., Hoboken. — Wheeler Oakman and 
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[rone War field waa leading 
woman In "Oriel o' the Mill" (Essanay). A 
classic Is thai which Is authoritative as a □ 
or b standard of excellence. Lowell den" 

book which can be simple without being 
vulgar, elevated without being distant, and 
which Is something neither ancient nor mo 
always new and Incapable of growing old 

eveland. — Robert Grey was the lms- 
band In "Thru the Neighbor's Window." Dont 
know \' here Fram 

Would be pleased to have yonr photograph. 
Smiling Billy la a Mason, but not a mason. 

G. .i K.. Brooklyn.— "The Price of Itaraght- 

■ --" (Vitagraph) was released November 

n, 1913. We received many hundred beautiful 

answers to the telegram puzzle, aside from the 

other perfeel ones. 

Mabyin B. R.— Lilian Gish was the womaii In 
"The Woman in the Ultimate" (Biograpb). 
That Kalem was taken in Jersey. Blanche S 
in th.ii Blograph. Billie Rhodes in '"India's 
Hillmen" (Kalem). 

J. B., Ri ading.— Francis Ford and < 
nard In "A War-time Reformation" (Gold - 
I :< lir.i l- Jones in "The <;iH Back East" (Lilian). 
Alice Joyce and Tom Moore in i0 The Artist's 
Sacrifice" (Kalem). Carlyle BlackweU and Lu- 
cille xoung in "Cheyenne Massacre" (Kalem). 

Edna « .. Toledo. — .Mildred Bracken was with 
\. Y. Motion Picture 1 'o. last Henry King was 
the lover in "Melita's Sacrifice* 1 (Lxibin). 1 

rend lots Of papers, but the PoUa <in:>t: 

the War Cry are n<»t anient: my pxchangi 
please keep oil the grass. 

Lincoln C. P.— Frank Newburg and Harriet 
Notter In "A Message from Home" (Sellg). 1 
believe thai the Rev. Herbert Hop, skip and 
Jump la not connected with Motion ■Pictures, bat 
be Is B wise, broad-minded preacher, and has 
done much ^<»«\. 

Emu M. 11.. Knoxville. — I have handed 
your letter to the Editor. 1 agree with yon that 
-.Hue of the companies make too free with cer- 
tain phases of life Robert Thornby is din 
comedies for Keystone 

hoc Vivian Rich and Wallace Iieiil in -The 
Kiss" 1 American 1. Would like 

Of thai paper. Thank- for your good word-. 

Dolly, Sweei 10. -Phillips Smalley and Lois 
Weber In "The Jew's Christmas" (Rex). When 
you ask me u> name the best company, note my 
circumlocution and circumspection — it is mar- 
velous, Watcherstep I 

\i cms. Florence LaBadle in -Mi-- Robin- 
son Crusoe" (Thauuouser). Naomi Childera In 
•panic in \\;iii street" (Kalem). Ethel Clayton 
In ''Heroes One aud AH" (Lubin). Harry W 
also ran. When 1 say "Blanche Sweat In that 
Blograph," 1 donM repeat the name of the play, 
because it would be re-repetition. 

Knn 1 '. Thanks for the card. Octavia 
Handworth In "The Climax" (Pathe). Charles 

Mnna\ was the hem in "The Pallen IP " 
1 l'.in-r;iph 1 . Tod Browning was Wlfi 

Lillian < nth was th< Ir. Griffith was for- 

merly director for Blograph ; now with Mutual. 
1 donl keep •< Hoo*s Hoo In b^rectorland. 

Paul I. C. ^ our criticisms are \ 1 
win ui\e them t" the Editor. Irving Cumminga 
and Uosemnr) Theby in '•The Fighl for the 
Right' 1 (Hellai d "An 

Cnromantic Maiden 

Le Dauphin. — Lottie Briscoe in "The Para- 
site" (Lubin). I dont mind it a bit. "A cheer- 
ful spirit gets on quick, a grumbler's in the mud 
will stick." 

Edna S., Jonesboro. — Beverly Bayne was lead- 
ing woman in "The Hermit of Lonely Gulch" 
(Essanay). Among those present was F. X. 
Bushman. Yes. the regular theaters are being 
crowded out of Broadway by the photoplay. 

Melva, St. Clair. — Anna Held has never 
played in a Moving Picture play. "The Blue 
Rose" was taken in Brooklyn. Gwendoline 
Pates is not in Moving Pictures any more. 
Walking is my favorite pastime, altho I some- 
times go into executive session with myself to 
see if I am wearing out anywhere. 

Kerrigan Klub. — Yal Cleary was Bob in "The 
Sacrifice at the Spillway" (Kalem). Miss E. 
Pierce and Frank Newburg in "Slipping Fin- 
gers" (Selig). "The Kid Sheriff" (Essanay) 
was released October 23, 1913. 

E. L. K., Va. — Dorothy Gish was the girl. 
Glad you liked the cartoons of the Vitagraph 
heavyweight chorus, consisting of Bunny, Lack- 
aye and Mack. So you think that Kate Price 
and Sadie Sadler should be added to make it a 
quintette? Well, that certainly would have 
added weight to the argument, but it would re- 
quire a broad platform to sustain it. 

Lottie D. T. — And again : Harold Lockwood 
and Eugenie Besserer in "Phantoms" (Selig). 
Harry Benhani and Florence LaBadie in "The 
Life-Saver" (Thanhouser). Jack Nelson and 
Winuifred Greenwood in "The Finger-Print" 
(Selig). Helen Holmes and Williain Brunton 
in "The Express-Car Mystery" (Kalem). Ed- 
ward Coxen and Winnifred Greenwood in 
"Taming a Cowboy" (American). 

M. B. Martha, 15. — Maiclel Turner in "The 
Two Cowards" (Lubin). Mildred Oakes was 
Josephine, and Pearl Sindelar was Margaret in 
"The Resurrection" (Pathe). Marguerite Lover- 
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Pierre D. — Frank Newburg in "The Open 
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Peggy. — No, I dont feel like spanking you, for 
your verses make up for the forbidden ques- 
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break the rules and say that neither Earle 
Williams nor Edith Storey is married. Do I 
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Ned Finley and Edith Storey in "The Cure." 
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nightmare. The dope victim was too horrid. 

Betty of C. H. S.— Francelia Billington in 
"Hearts and Hoofs" (Majestic^. Marion Leon- 
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Elloy T.— You refer to Harry Carey: he 
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Walter C. — J. W. Johnston was Gov. Allen 
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tures ;nkI other wonders are done, for this 
would spoil the charm of mystery. Where Ig- 
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Vebonn \ A. — Harry Carey In that Biograph. 
Florence Foley In "The Tiger-Lily" Vitagraph). 
James Cooley bad the Lead in "Hie Law and 
His Bon" (Biograph). Louise Hnff in "A Waif 
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Mm:v ... D. — Because Carlyle BlackweO did 
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married, altho it might signify thai the heroine 
was bis wife; but she wasn't GertrudV 
Inson was Gertrude in "Love Me, Love My Dog."' 

Xn k. — That's ;ill right, but give your full 
name Marguerite Courtot In 'The Flre-1 
Lng Zouaves" (Kalem). Harry Mlllarde was 
Hayes: Tom Moore In "A Thief In the Night" 
(Kalem). Bessie Learn and Barry 
in "Barry's Breaking-In" (Edison). Mignon An- 
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I lame" (Thanhouser >. 

C. and P. — Take my word for it. the slow 
panic is about over, and we are on I 
an era of plenty and <>f good times. Bus 
will be "ii tiif mend from now on. E)thel Clay- 
ton was the girl in "The Smuggler's Daughter" 
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routh" (Biograph). Ned Finley was Ben John- 
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<»ii\ l».. Greenville. — Now wouldn't 1 look 
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Myers at the bat in "When the Earth Trem- 
bled" (Lubin); Ethel Clayton on deck. No 
Frontier casts. They're asleep at the switch. 

h:\i\ J, C. All Ideas for photoplays should 
be written in scenario form. William Stowell 
in "The Master of the Garden" (Seng). 
Ralph [nee and bis sister-in-law, Anita Stuart. 
were Immense In "His Last Fight," and it \\a< 
a finely done play. 

Schubebt. - Warren Kerrigan and \ 
Rich in "For the Flag" (American). 
Keefe and Miss Raymond were the Whipple 
girls in "Does Advertising Pa; 
Barry) (Vitagraph). Robert Grey and .Billle 
West in "From the Portals of Despair" (Ameri- 
can). Ray Gallagher and Henry King in "The 
Medal of Honor" (Lubin). Pauline Bush in 
••'iiir [Tnwrltten Law of the West" (American). 

Bai fcN C Barle Foxe opposite I Law- 

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Lillian Wiggins and Joseph 1 in "What 

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shaw and Evelyn Selbie in "The Shadows 
Message" (Essi Richard Travers and 

Harry Kendall in "Violet Dare*, Detective" I I n- 
Lint. John Steppling ding man. sad 

was the colored maid. 

H. M. L. — Edna Maison was Mrs. Newton, 
Marie Walcamp the daughter, and Edna May 
Wilson the little girl in "The Village Black- 
smith" (Powers). William Worthing was the 
reveller and Warren Kerrigan the derelict in 
"Forgotten Women" (Victor). Betty Gray and 
Harrish Ingraham in that Pathe. Marguerite 
Courtot was the daughter, Henry Hallam the 
millionaire and George Hollister the child in 
"The Riddle of the Tin Soldier" (Kalem). 

Annabelle. — Sorry you are having trouble 
with your teeth. You wonder why we were not 
born without teeth? If you will look up the 
authorities, you will find that we were. Clara 
Young and Earle Williams. Dont you read the 
Vitagraph casts, or do you forget them? 

Tango Crazy. — We have a complete staff of 
writers. Thanks. Bessie Eyton in "Until the 
Sea" (Selig). Harold Lockwood opposite her. 

Nemo, Detroit. — Louise Huff and Edgar 
Jones in "An Enemy's Aid" (Lubin). Certainly 
the Photoplay Philosopher is simple. All phi- 
losophers are simple, but to be affectedly simple 
is simply to be a fool, for fools also are simple. 
All great men are simple. I am simple. 

W. J. H., Chicago. — Laura Sawyer was the 
girl in "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing 
Young Charms" (Edison). 

E. T., Brisbane, Australia. — It is Biograph's 
policy not to give information about their play- 
ers. Yes ; Harry Carey is a very fine villain. 

Sis Hopkins. — Lamar Johnstone is now with 
Majestic. Treason! — if you think that Alice 
Joyce acts as if she is tired. She may have an 
auto, and that would account for her tire trouble. 

Erna C. — Billie Rhodes in "The Man Who 
Vanished" (Kalem). Beverly Bayne was the 
girl in "Thru the Storm" (Essanay). Yes, that 
man is said to be a self-made man and he is 
very proud of a poor job. His announcements 
are vulgar and they do harm to the wbole 
M. P. business. 

Lillian B., Chicago. — Vera Sisson had the 
lead in "Always Together" (Majestic). Cannot 
identify the picture. Edward Convey was the 
nephew in "Is He a Jew?" (Kalem). Jack 
Standing in "The Depths of Hate" (Pathe). 

The Pest. — You are quite a stranger. Kemp- 
ton Greene in "The Cry of the Blood" (Lubin). 
That was Betty Gray in the Biograph. House 
Peters is with Famous Players. Max Asher and 
Harry McCoy in "Mike and Jake in Mexico" 
(Joker). Fred Truesdell was Lord Printon in 
"Lady Babbie" (Eclair). 

Pebbie B. — Pauline Bush and Marshall Neilan 
in "The Wall of Money." Harry Morey was the 
president in "The Wreck." Rosetta Brice in 
"The Price of Victory." Robert Drouet was 
Phil in "The Man in the Hamper." 

Vene P. S. — James Cruze had the lead in "For 
Sale — A Life" (Thanhouser). Marguerite Snow 
opposite him. So you pity me because I live 
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live in a flat, which has been defined as a series 
of padded cells in which are confined harmless 
monomaniacs who imagine that home is a sar- 
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offer from the Federal League, but have decided 
to remain with Brooklyn. 

Sylvia D. — E. H. Calvert was Harvey in "The 
Great Game" (Essanay). Marshall Neilan in 
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m a - Francelia Billington In "The 

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hatted in January, 1913. Rosemary Theby 

1 armencita in "Ashes" < Reliant 

trade Robinson bad the i«-a<l in "Her Wedding' 

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i.mmi. Clarence Rimer was Barry 
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Carlytj Joyce. — Lillian Gish In "Doling the 
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Mr. Fred J. Somerton writes u< from 15 
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thai Mary Fuller and Mam: ello are his 

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I think • of th.< no-called • 

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Mnnj ;■ of this nature fail, tx 

the story and the acting are not of sufficient excel- 
lence and intenseness to maintain interest, aside from 
the lesson which the author is trying to bring out. 
In my jugment, many photoplays of laudable inten- 
tions fail for the same reason. I do not think that 
the contention can be supported that the chief object 
of Motion Pictures should be to amuse and distract, 
but I do think that producers of plays intended to 
convey a lesson or a moral should bear in mind that 
if the story, the acting and the directing are good 
enough, the' lesson will take care of itself. 

Speaking of acting, a certain snap in the acting 
of all but the most tragic pictures helps to improve 
the general effect, to my mind. What I mean is best ex- 
emplified in serious pictures by some of the Biographs, 
in farce comedies by the Keystones, and by all of the 
French photoplays. There are too many directors 
who seem to think that a maddening slowness of 
motion and heaviness of gesture on the part of every 
one in the picture represent in some measure real 
histrionic ability. But you cant fool all of the 
people all of the time, and I think we have passed 
that stage completely. As far as lack of snap is 
concerned, the Vitagraph. among the premier compa- 
nies, has lost more opportunities than any other, 
especially considering its wonderful staff of humor- 
ous and serious actors. Attention to this point, it 
seems to me. could have improved both many of its 
comedies, with the inimitable Bunny, Mack and Lack- 
ave. and its society dramas, which have often been, 
in spite of the plot and the acting of part of the 
cast, long-drawn-out and lifeless affairs, lacking the 
salient '•punch." In pictures of this type, not only 
is the speed of the picture often too slow, and the 
acting too sluggish, but the number of scenes is too 
many. For instance, in a photoplay, a man goes to 
his club. This can usually be shown with sufficient 
detail by letting the audience see him entering an 
automobile, carriage or street-car, and later walking 
into the club entrance. The picture generally pro- 
ceeds, however, as follows : Hero decides to go to his 
club : hero takes off his dressing-gown ; hero puts on 
his street-coat : hero walks out of room-door ; hero 
walks out of street-door ; hero looks around street 
and sees taxicab : hero hails taxicab : hero gets into 
taxicab : hero gets out of taxicab, etc., etc. "Busi- 
ness" of this kind takes up three times as many feet 
on the film as the best interests of the picture de- 

In your November issue, I notice that one of your 
readers "knocks" foreign pictures and cites an ex- 
ample. Judging from her account, I should say that 
the picture she refers to was an Italian film, and I 
heartily agree with anybody that most Italian pic- 
tures are unquestionably far inferior to our domestic 
product. But when it conies to other European pic- 
tures, especially the French ones, it is time for us to 
sit down and take notes. They are superior to ours 
in the same ratio as the stage in Europe is generally 
on a vastly higher plane of excellence than in Amer- 
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tho members of the theaters like the Comedie Fran- 
chise and the Odeon act regularly in photoplays over 
there, they attain a uniformity and harmoniousness 
in their pictures which are seldom seen here. Cer- 
tainly there are few greater pleasures for me than 
to see a French Bathe or Gaumont drama, or a com- 
edy with Max Lander. 

I think there has been a remarkable improvement 
•n Indian and war pictures in the last year. The 
mere substitution of Indians for white actors is 
always a great change for the better. Broncho and 
Kay-Bee are doing fine work in this line ; so is Kalem 
jiu its Southern pictures. 

So-called Mexican pictures, however, "get my goat." 

I am obliged to visit that country on business quite 

i i requently, and I can safely say that there is more 

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than two or three native Mexican girls (whom the 

photoplays generally represent as beautiful heiresses 

»\ith American cowboy sweethearts) who had not 

1 aces that would frighten the most courageous on a 

lark night. 

Film conception of high finance and business is 
lso generally a weird and wonderful thing. An 

'xcited individual making motions over a ticker is 
ne accepted way of portraying anything in their 


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Department. There is always a: lot of news for a 
fellow in that department, and the Answer Man is a 

With all good wishes for the magazine and a heap 
of them for your good self, let me always be 

A Champion of Motion Pictures and the 
Motion Picture Magazine. 

Mr. H. C. Heaton, of Detroit, writes his first 
letter to us, thus : 

Being a very interested reader of your department, 
also a fan of the "Silent Drama," 1 may be excused 
for bothering you with this letter, but would like 
your opinion on one or two matters of interest to 
me or any other fan in '"Our Village." 

About a week ago our police commissioner an- 
nounced his intention of having all photoplays shown 
at . police headquarters before being shown to the 
public. Naturally, the exchange men protested against 
this, to which the commissioner replied that if the 
lilm. men intended; to do any fighting against this, he 
would close" all theaters on Sunday. Some people 
are so narrow-minded it's a wonder their ears dont 
meet.. This would, not only hurt the exchange men 
and exhibitors, but, I believe, would "hurt" Detroit 
in this "way: what are all these people going to do 
Sundays? Those that haven't time to attend shows 
week' days or evenings? I'm going to move just as 
soon as they stop the street-cars on Sunday. Of 
course, there is a church somewhere near enough for 
these people to attend, but think of some of these 
church people that go to the morning services, a pic- 
ture show in the afternoon, and then attend the 
evening services to make up for what they did in the 
afternoon, so that the Lord wont punish them. Mr. 
Answer Man, please tell me what's going' to be the 
outcome of all this. • Now the dear Mothers' Club is 
trying to eliminate all "gun-play" in the pictures. In 
such plays as "The Law and His Son" (Biograph), 
I suppose that, sooner or later, the father will have 
to blow a large portion of "sneeze powder" at the 
thief, only to find out that his son has sneezed his 
head off. I am anxious to see the finish of all this 
foolishness, and I think a great many others will be, 
too. Would like to know if that was Fred Mace's 
brother in "The Gypsy Queen" (Keystone). Also the 
queen's name. My ! but I'll have to give her credit 
for being pretty and having lovely eyes, but who 
knows it any better than herself? Haven't seen any 
"old-time" Biograph pictures, with their wonderful 
scenery and mystic light and shadow effects. What's 
happened? No, I dont come from Chicago, but have 
been there and can agree with you if you ask this. 
IMease tell me how I could reach a friend of mine 
in Winona, Minn., by the name of S. H. Freedman. 

I believe he is manager for some picture house 

Sorry to take up so much of your time, but, this 
being my first letter to you, thought I would try you 
out and see if I should write again. "What a nerve 
he's got ! This is enough for a year." 

Mr. George W. Gauding, of Pittsburg, speaks 
entertainingly of the word "Movies." As we he- 
lore intimated, while the word was originally 
objectionable, it has come to be so common, 
even among the better element, that we accept 
it as a new, coined word. Here are Mr. Gaud- 
ing's comments : 

In perusing your editorial department, the writer 
was impressed by one point in particular regarding 
the use of the word "Movies" for Motion Pictures. 
The word itself is objectionable from the point of 
sound, and, to my mind, has a degrading meaning. 

But what I wish to call your attention to is the 
fact that on page 125 is carried an article by Geo. 
M. Rittelmeyer, entitled "Funny Happenings at the 
Movies." The appearance of that word "Movies" in 
the same issue in which mention is made editorially 
of its being objectionable, strikes me as being an 
oversight on the part of the head of the special ar- 
ticles department. To the unobservant reader, this 
might not have occurred, yet there may have been a 
reason for its appearance. In such a publication as 
yours, its meaning may not be so much out of place, 
but, as you state, the newspapers insist on referring 
to Motion Pictures (an honorable profession) as 
"Movies." Would it not be possible to attempt, or, 
rather, advocate, the use of "Photoplay," regardless 


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tell j of them. 

even to m : 

almost nothing 

dims. The theaters. I>iir or small, hoi 
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here i hat ! think it's about tlmi 

p to thai 
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ui t<. the photoplay 
theater, at which a pictun I - R 

log was i <•■ i iilt Bhown. Happening to turn around. I 

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Here 18 one addressed t<> the "Answer Man." 
from Mr. Bernard Gallagher, of 7 Thatcher 
Street, New Bedford, &fas& 

What a gifted mortal you have proved 

•i u.-i i > Issue. You have given u- ma; 
o happiness In the past, Answer Man. b 
never opened thi lei iw In until no* 

happy effeel your work always 

me to wonder how many thousands more must have 
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unusual so often, Answer Man. that it's no \ v 
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you certainly must be an unusual man. 

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thanks kindly f( I Man M. 

besl and mosl of your life be still t<> come, and 
your monthly message be alwi 
Januai 191 I, and. it" I'm nol 

Christmas and p 

Albert B. Holmes, of Breckinridge, Minn., has 
become a magazine enthusiast and he is rery 
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You Will Be Interested in This Story! 

One night last Spring a Young Man dropped 
into a Moving: Picture Theater with a friend. A 
"Blood-and-Thunder" Western story was being shown — 
you know the kind. "Pshaw!" said the Young Man, "I 
could write a better story than that." "Why don't you?" 
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Here Is What He Found! 

He found that twenty million people attend thirty 
thousand moving picture theaters in the United States 
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people." So he investigated further. 

He found that the demand for good moving picture 
plays exceeds the supply— that there are more moving: 
picture plays bought each month by producers than 
there are stories by all the high-class magazines in the 

United States combined — that the producers pay from 
$15.00 to $100.00 forgood plays, and carry standing advertise- 
ments in the magazines inviting writers to submit 
their work. 

He found that many men and women — clerks, teachers, 
stenographers, students, housewives — people in all walks 
of life, with no literary training whatever — were making 
money in their spare time writing these plays. 

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A Bunch of Flowers 



HE was spoiled, there was no ques- 
tion about that. Everybody 
liked him, from the head of the 
department down to the weazened-up 
little wight that filled the ink-pots 
and stood guard over the supply of 
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enough to know that the good nature 
and the smile that had been the only 
legacy left him by his merry, Irish 
parents were as good as money in his 
pocket, when it came right down to 

To be sure, he was only a marker 
now in the shipping department of 
the wholesale lace-dealers, Wainright 
& Bartman, but one could never tell 
what would happen when Mr. Wain- 
right and the head of the department 
were seen looking at a fellow in a 
very friendly way. 

And this they had done only today, 
when he had been busy marking some 
goods under a rush order. He had 
noticed, too, that the boss had nodded 
his head in response to something the 
shipping-clerk was saying, as they 
continued to look in his direction. 

Yes, "old Wainy" was certainly 
taking notice ! And Colton carefully 
knotted his four-in-hand as he made a 
mental resume of the day's doings in 
his room after dinner. 


"I'll tell Eleanor, when I get 
around there" — quickly slipping into 
his coat — "that things are looking up. 
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hat on his head as he beamed at him- 
self in the glass — ' ' if the Colton smile 
has anything to do with it, I'll grin 
until it laps in the back." 

You could scarcely wonder that he 
was spoiled, however, and considered 
himself de luxe. He had been brought 
up on that "smile" by a doting old 
aunt, and, at every turn since he had 
come out into the world to shift for 
himself, his smile had been harped 
upon in every key, both major and 
minor — the major taken up by the 
friends who adored him, the minor 
chords by the maidens who sighed in 

So, you see, the blemish did not go 
to the core; his heart was all right — 
the little, spoiled spot was just on the 
surface — in fact, in his head — and, 
paradoxical as it may seem, his smile 
was at the root of it. If any one had 
told him he was selfish, he would nave 
been amazed. Why, wasn't he, this 
very minute, going into the florist's to 
get violets for Eleanor ? 

"Gee! there conies my car. I'll 
have to cut out Eleanor's violets to- 
night, I guess — I've only time to 
grab some cigarets." 


And so. twenty minutes later, he 

stood before the L r iH of his ln-art — 
bonny, good-natured, adored, but 
big a six-fool hulk of selfishness 
ever walked 

"Hello, little girl!" taking her face 
between his two hands. " I know 
you're glad to see me, even tlio 1 
didn '1 bring your violets. I M have 
d my ear if I had stopped for 
'em. So 1 just grabbed these 
cigarets a1 the corner" — drawing 
them from Ids pocket and lighting one 
— "caughl my car on the fly, and here 
I am. Von \\ rather have ten minutrs 
more of me than the violets, wouldn't 
you, Eleanorf" And his boyish, 
radianl smile dazzled her, so that, 
caughl upon the golden tide of it or 
her own pure love, she utterly forgot 
how seldom he did have time to bring 
the flowers. 

"I'd rather see thai blessed smile 
than to have all the violets that ever 
grew," pulling his head down close to 
her face. 

And, poor dear, she never knew. 
then, that it was not the violets she 

wanted at all. but the tender thought 

for herself. Thus did she. blindly, to 
the vast hurt of her One Man. 

11 I knew it. little lady. And you 
donl mind this smoke, either. \ 

know." Beating himself in utter com- 

"You're such a little trump. 
Eleanor," beaming at her thru the 
haze as she sal in a straight-backed 
chair beside him. "dust the kind of 

'I to make ;| fellow awfully 


Thus their evenings were spent. 

Always the tnosl comfortable chair 

mis. and from the depth of this 

united radiantly upon the girl lie 

loved. N'>w and then fresh flowers 

be athed in delicate loveliness beside 

[\ Dear him. but more 
•I they were flowers she had - 

fully chi pom a former visit of 

miii they w< their prime. 

Write pipe, now that he 

abandoned himself to utter in- 

' ten, and the 

icco pouch bulged generously at 


ten they talked of their coming 
life together, but always it wai 
apartment, of what in would buy 

whal In would do with this, that and 
the other room. 

Blind and adoring was Eleanor,